Struggling with depression in your legal career? Lawyers and depression is not a new topic, but one that should be revisited periodically recovering from depression is possible and something you owe yourself if you suffer from it. An older piece at Law Practice Today gives one lawyer’s account of his battle with depression:
Over the past six years, I have had plenty of time to consider what is important in life and how to achieve it. It requires focus and respect. By focus, I mean: Is your life fulfilling? Do you enjoy the same activities as years ago? Do you look forward to holidays? Do you still enjoy practicing law? Look at life with a sharp eye. By respect, I mean: Do you still have self-respect? Are you proud of yourself? Are you proud of how you live your life? Are you self-confident at work and in your personal life? Live your life with dignity. If the answer to any of these is no, then seek help. Talk to someone, anyone. Some people do actually want to help.