I have found writing about my experiences with depression and the law to be a meaningful experience. First, I enjoyed the experience of creating something and organizing my thoughts in a way that made sense to me. It provided a narrative of my experiences with depression and the practice of law. This narrative helped give me insight into where I have been, where I am now and where I would like to go. Second, other lawyers who have struggled with depression and read my articles have told me it made them feel that they weren’t so odd or alone after all and that there were many other attorneys out there also struggling with depression.
I welcome all lawyers, judges and law students – and others not associated with the legal profession like authors, psychologists, psychiatrists or just about anybody – to submit articles which they, or those who care about them, have authored. Sincerity is more important than anything else. When submitting your article, you may optionally attach your name and additional contact information to your piece. If you wish to submit your article anonymously, that is perfectly fine. My own policy is to respond to all submission via e-mail within twenty-four hours of receipt of the article.
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Please submit proposed articles, blog posts and other stuff to Dan Lukasik at firstname.lastname@example.org