Your generous financial support helps students build resilience, respond to mental health challenges and overcome the stigma associated with mental health issues.
Fundraising Target: $100,000
The Michael O’Boyle Mental Health & Wellness Fund will support student-led mental health initiatives at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. It will help make students aware of the challenges associated with mental illness, including depression, anxiety and stress in the profession, as well as help students develop strategies to reduce both their impact and their associated stigmas.
Specifically, the fund will enhance student mental health resources that:
Raise awareness of mental health and wellness as an important and ongoing concern
Provide support to cope with the stresses of law school
Help students develop skills that will equip them to cope with the demands of the profession
Michael O’Boyle was a beloved member of the Class of 2004 who struggled with depression. To honour his memory, family and friends have come together to create a fund that provides students with a tool kit to prevent, reduce and cope with the stresses and demands of life in law school and beyond.