Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Show 112 - Resources for Attorneys, Lawyers Who Have A Problem

Today’s show is about stress and depression resources for lawyers, attorneys, and for the benefit of people that work around them.

I also got a little something for men that have mental health issues and  a touch of future tech that will alert you if your heart is beating a little too fast.

Hear ye, hear ye, don't be so stubborn. If you are thinking about taking your own life  or you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

US News and World Report article on men's reluctance to seek mental health. It speaks to the reasons for the stigma and what to do about it.

Inside of that article is a mention of with content specifically designed for men about mental health issues.

Still under testing but the EmotionsCheck device and app look promising. It would alert you that your heart rate is rising and to begin a calming process.

ABA Journal news story on attorney shooting during holiday party.

ABA Working Group to address mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession.

Jeena Cho and Karen Gilfford have a book out called The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation. There is also a meditation page that you can download and use when you need a bit of peace.

Dan Lukasik has the blog Lawyers with Depression.

Men Get Depression has a free booklet in English and Spanish on how to recognize depression, understand what is happening to you, treatment options and resources.

Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic video on Depression and Addiction in the Legal Profession.

American Bar Association Stress page with some tips, definitions and a long list of articles written by other attorneys who know how you feel.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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