Tag Archives: Depression

Young Lawyers Challenge Profession over Mental Health Concerns

I commend The Young Lawyer Editorial Board at The American Lawyer for their powerful piece on the debilitating and even life-threatening risks of working in the legal profession – a profession that, they point out, “[tops] the league tables for loneliness, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, stress and suicide.” Although they acknowledge that mental health problems … Continue Reading

Five Essential Articles: Depression and Substance Abuse among Lawyers

Rocket Matter has published a series of five excellent articles on depression and substance abuse among lawyers. They represent a valuable reminder that – given the competitive nature of our work, its heavy workloads, long hours, and limitless opportunities for stress –  even some of the most successful lawyers in the world are prone to … Continue Reading

Help for Stressed-Out Lawyers

Are you anxious? depressed? chronically stressed? Jeena Cho, who with Karen Gifford has co-authored a book for the American Bar Association entitled The Anxious Lawyer, has some reassuring news that may not come as much of a surprise: your mental state is common among lawyers. In an article on their anxiouslawyer website, Jeena Cho argues that these … Continue Reading

Recession-Proof your Law Firm

The worst market crisis in 60 years: "recession or worse"?  Says who? The 80th richest man in the world, George Soros, (estimated net worth of 8.5 Billion according to Forbes).  Is Mr. Soros toying with the "D" word: "Depression" when he says "recession or worse"? I recommend that you read the entire Financial Times (FT) … Continue Reading
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