State bars battle lawyer depression

Lawyers, young and old, often suffer from depression.  Fortunately, there are resources available that can help including LawyerswithDepression.com and the Lawyer Assistance Programs that many state bar associations have established. Read on for an article about a former lawyer and for links to other resources relating to lawyer depression.  If you think a lawyer you know suffers from depression, encourage them to seek help.

Former lawyer Steve Angel understands the link between burnout and depression. Writing at the Oklahoma Bar Association website, Angel wrote about how stress led to the loss of his law license. “I am a workaholic who, after 27 years in the profession, hit a wall, crashed, burned and…

Read: State bars battle lawyer depression; legal profession ranks fourth in suicide rate at the ABA Journal

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