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Health & Wellness Center

The mission of the Health & Wellness Center at Charlotte School of Law is to support and improve the wellbeing of the student body through personal coaching and counseling sessions, educational workshops, support groups, and other health and wellness related services.

We all encounter problems and challenges in our lives, and it is our hope that we can help support a student body culture of being proactive in asking for help at the onset of these difficulties. Seeking assistance should never feel shameful and is not a sign of weakness. The Health & Wellness Center staff will support and encourage you, in practical and non-judgmental ways, to be the most effective law student and future professional that you can be. Whether it is improving your communication skills, helping you set healthy boundaries, or managing any personal conflicts you may be facing, we can help you gain the tools you need to be successful during your time here…and hopefully long after. We can also provide you with support when you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed, or dealing with substance abuse or relationship issues. 

This is a free and confidential service provided to all students Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm in Suite 631. The easiest way to make an appointment is by using our online system. Just click on the image you see below in our LibGuide and email signatures. You can also request a meeting time by emailing wellness@charlottelaw.edu, calling 704.808.8031 or visiting the office in person. The Health & Wellness Center will also accept walk-in appointments where no advance appointment is needed if you are experiencing a crisis.

Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns, and the confidentiality of what you share is appropriately maintained according to both FERPA regulations and North Carolina statutes.

If you notice behavior in another student that concerns you or seems unusual for that person, please contact the Health & Wellness Center staff by email, phone, or in person (Suite 631).

 

Available Services

  • Advice and support through one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Short-term problem solving solutions for issues such as anxiety and stress, substance abuse/dependence, depression, relationship problems, identity issues, organization and productivity help, and other general problems.
  • Empowering the student body by providing tools, techniques, and resources for success.
  • Educational workshops and training activities.
  • Referral information for outside agencies.
  • Supporting the study body by addressing any threats or concerns related to harassment and bullying.
 

FAQs

What about my confidentiality?

Below is some information taken from the Health & Wellness Center’s Informed Consent for Assessment and Treatment Form.

All information shared with a health and wellness counselor at Charlotte School of Law is confidential, and no information will be released without my consent. There are specific and limited exceptions to this confidentiality which include the following:

A. When there is imminent danger to me or to another person; the Health & Wellness Counselor is ethically bound to take any necessary steps to prevent such danger.

B. When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse, the Health & Wellness Counselor is legally required to take any necessary steps to protect the child and to inform the proper authorities.

C. When a valid court order is issued for medical records, the Health & Wellness Counselor and Charlotte School of Law are bound by law to comply with such requests.

Will I be penalized for seeking services at the Health & Wellness Center when I apply for the Bar Exam?


Although some jurisdictions do ask during the bar application process for additional information about any mental health diagnosis or long-term care, they are generally not concerned with preventing a student from seeking help and support through services like those provided by the Health & Wellness Center. Your bar application should never be the reason you do not seek assistance for a mental health emergency or other personal crisis.

 

Meditation & Prayer Room

Need somewhere to de-stress or pray? Book our meditation & prayer room Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 7:00pm. Room 630 located in the Health & Wellness Suite. Either click the link below, or click on the appointment button you see on this site and in our email signatures. charlottelawwellness.setster.com

 

 

Emergency Contact Information

  • For emergencies such as a direct threat to self or others, call 911 (followed by CSL Security at 704-621-6591 if on campus).
  • If you experience a behavioral health crisis after hours or on the weekend, call the 24 hour Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis Hotline at 704-566-3410.
  • For 24 hour emergency psychiatric treatment, go to CMC Randolph’s Behavioral Health Center located at 501 Billingsly Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or call 704-444-2400.
  • For 24 hour counseling support, call the Talk One2One Hotline at 800-756-3124.

Other Related Resources

  • Materials at the Health & Wellness Center  Icon
    In addition to the organizations below, there are also numerous resources available on the library guide website for the Health & Wellness Center as well as many interesting and useful handouts, books, and videos you can check out directly from the office.
  • LawLifeline  Icon
    LawLifeline offers students a mental health screening tool and other mental health and wellness information and resources specifically geared toward law students.
  • North Carolina Bar Association's BarCARES  Icon  Icon
    If you prefer to make an appointment for counseling with an outside organization, you are entitled to three free visits per school year through the North Carolina Bar Association’s BarCARES program. Call 1-800-640-0735 for a confidential screening.
  • HalfofUs.com  Icon
    HalfofUs.com offers personal testimonies by students who struggled with various health and wellness issues and other problems in their lives.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)
    If you are suffering from drug or alcohol problems, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, you are not alone. The quicker you recognize the issue and ask for help, the quicker you will be on the road to recovery. Contact the LAP today at http://www.nclap.org/law-students or call us in Charlotte at 704.910.2310 (ask for Cathy), in the Piedmont at 919.719.9290 (ask for Towanda) or in Raleigh at 919.719.9267 (ask for Nicki).
 

Meet the Staff

 

 

Natalie Murray has over 12 years of experience helping clients attain optimum mental and emotional health. She is responsible for providing counseling and programming on topics such as stress management, self-esteem, sexuality, time management, career goals, and healthy relationships. She is also able to provide students with community resources for any social service or further therapeutic needs. Natalie received her Bachelor of Science degree from South Carolina State University and a Master of Education/Community Counseling degree from Winthrop University. She is working towards a PhD with a focus in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University.

 

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