Lawyers don’t want to talk about mental health issues.
That’s a shame, considering that lawyers are more likely to suffer than the general population. The stress of the job, the constant demands and pressure on your personal life, all help contribute to high rates of depression, anxiety, breakdown, drug and alcohol abuse, even suicide amongst members of the profession.
But you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are people out there to help. A recent guest lecture at Solo Practice University by Mayanne Downs discusses some of the things to consider and people to talk to.