Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as people with other jobs. More than a quarter of all lawyers suffer from depression. Many deal with addiction.
Sadly, this is the reality in the legal profession. However, it doesn’t have to be. Lawyers and even law school students can take steps to stay mentally sane in this often stressful profession. They can recognize the signs of depression and get the help that they need when they need it.
Of course, this involves a lot of education and discussion about these sensitive topics. That’s why we wrote this eBook on depression, substance abuse, and wellness. We’ve talked to leading medical experts and many attorneys about stress in the legal industry, and we offer some insights on various aspects of these important issues.
We hope our series helps lawyers in some way. This is a conversation we all need to be having.