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Addressing Lawyer Mental Health Issues in Your Practice

How practitioners, firms and families can help.

Depression, drug use, suicide, alcohol abuse and a host of struggles that we as lawyers help clients with plague us as well. Our profession faces a disturbing and sad level of problems. We owe it to ourselves, each other (our partners, associates and colleagues) and our clients to do better.1 “The legal profession suffers from mental health impairment to a higher degree than does the general public or even the other professions. The predominant forms of impairment are alcoholism,


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