Lawyer Loneliness: You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone

Lawyer Loneliness

Lawyer loneliness – yet another reason to get out, handle some pro bono matters, attend events unrelated to your legal focus and take real vacations:

“The stress of working in the legal profession is well-documented. A prominent study in a 2016 medical journal, for example, highlighted the high rates of depression, stress, anxiety and problematic substance use among attorneys…One issue that seems to be particularly problematic, and at the core of so many negative mental health outcomes, is loneliness. As reported recently in Harvard Business Review, a survey of 1,624 full-time employees found that those working in the legal field were the loneliest of all professionals.”

Read: Lawyer Loneliness: You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone at Attorney at Work

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