Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

New Ways to Consider Supportive Mental Health

February 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Maria Jouravleva

The legal profression is stressful and overewhelming. Studies have shown that attorneys are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as other employed individuals.1 Over a quarter of licensed and employed attorneys suffer from depression, and over a fifth are characterized as “problem drinkers.”2 But, if you’ve been practicing in this profession for any amount of time, this is certainly not news to you.

Regardless of whether developing habits to alleviate current psychological stress is one of your 2020 resolutions, it’s important to recognize what the landscape for mental health and mental health care looks like in the legal profession. Part of this...

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