The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework.

Minnesota Daily reports that Brennan Gaeth graduated from the university’s law program in 2017. He’d struggled with addition and died last year after a relapse.

Gaeth’s family decided to fund the wellness room in his honor. The space includes couches, yoga mats, coloring materials, water painting, blankets and a therapy lamp.

Officials say the goal of the room is to give students an area where they can unwind and focus on themselves, instead of coursework.

This Sept. 12, 2018, photo shows a light therapy area in Mondale Hall of University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The therapy room offers law students the chance to unwind without the distractions of homework or technology. (Jack Rodgers/The Minnesota Daily via AP)

Erin Keyes is the assistant dean of students for the Law School. She says the university wants to help students take care of themselves.


Source: The Associated Press

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