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7 Things Lawyers Can Do to Break the Bonds of Depression

Helplessness and hopelessness. Two pillars of depression.  And they’re tough to topple. Helplessness Lawyers, when in the vise-like grip of depression, feel helpless.  Despite their best efforts to pull out of it, they still feel depressed and all endure the consequences that flow from their chronic melancholy: a lack of productivity, chronic fatigue, falling behind on work projects because of procrastination and a pervasive sadness or feeling dead inside. Hopelessness … read more →

Springing Forward

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  - Mark Twain As winter begrudgingly releases it’s stony grip, my thoughts have begun to turn from my freezing feet (mine are cold from November to February) to … read more →

“I Don’t Want To Talk About It”: Guys With Depression

Years ago, 1997 to be exact, I was thinking about writing an article for a lawyer’s magazine about my experiences with depression while practicing law.  I had lunch with a good friend of mine, Bob, who at that time worked in a large litigation firm in New York City.  Since then, Bob has become a federal judge and remains a dear friend. After we had ordered, I told Bob about … read more →

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Depression in the News

My Date With Depression

Trish Morrison write abouts depression in The Huffington Post.  Read the News

Depression Can Hike Risk of Heart Disease by 40 Percent

Scientists have discovered a powerful connection between depression and heart disease.  Read the News

Low Intensity Methods Aid Depression

Recent findings show that self-help books and internet-based help can benefit even severely depressed people.  Read the News

Can You Heal From Severe Depression? This Author Says Yes

From The Huffington Post, an interview with Gayathri Ramprasad, author of “Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within”.  Read the News.

LWD in the News

9 Career and Life Lies Attorneys Tell Themselves

“Unhappy attorneys keep themselves stuck in a myriad of ways,” writes blogger and former lawyer, Jennifer Alvey.  Read the Blog

‘You Are Not Alone’: Law Prof Who Considered Suicide Tells His Story

From the ABA Journal, a powerful story about Charlotte School of Law Professor Brian Clarke and his descent and recovery from Major Depression.  Read the Story

Law Professors, Law Students and Depression: A Story of Coming Out

There have been a number of big stories run about lawyer depression and suicide.  Read the Blog

Can Lawyers Be Happy?

Law is often about advocating for imbalance.  When you win, somebody usually loses.  How can lawyers find balanced happiness in the profession?  Read the Blog

The Best of the Blogosphere

Your Struggle Does Not Have to Define You

A blog from Caren-Baginski at Tiny Buddha, who writes that we are much more than our depression.  Read the Blog

4 Quick Tips for Helping Someone with Depression

From veteran depression blogger Therese Borchard, some quick and easy tips for how to help the depressed loved one in your life.  Read the Blog

7 Big, Stupid, Destructive Lies Depression Tells You

Depression is an insidious disease that causes the brain to spit out terrible distortions about one’s life.  Read the Blog

How Should You Treat Situational Depression?

Stressful situations can trigger depression.  Do you treat it differently than other forms of depression?  Read the Blog