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 industry. They can recognize the signs of depression and addiction 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 mental health and well-being in the legal industry. We’ve talked to leading medical experts and many attorneys who offer some great guidance about why depression and substance abuse are so prevalent among lawyers and how to avoid becoming a statistic.
We hope this eBook helps lawyers in some way. This is a conversation we all need to be having.