In August 2017, I was cited in the Hawai’i Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
Anxieties about mental health start early as law students often avoid seeing a doctor when feeling depressed so as not to get tagged with a diagnosis. Endless client demands are often a contributing factor.
The adversarial nature of law practice, where one side typically wins at the expense of another, plus the emotional toll of taking a client’s personal issues, makes for a chronic mental grind.
Many law firms have long considered the subject taboo, but now are willing to recognize the problem, following a study of mental health issues among U.S. lawyers.
There are things lawyers can do to get some relief. You can read about them here!