Insightful blog that reminds us the negative thinking and sense of guilt are not accurate reflections of ourselves but are instead the product of our depression. As such we need to remember to challenge those thoughts and feelings, and to take the positive step of seeking support when we need to. Read more here.
‘Listen to Your Body’: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About if You Have Depression
ABA Passes Measure on Lawyer Substance Abuse and Mental Health
The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates has adopted a resolution urging bar associations, law schools, lawyer licensing agencies, and legal employers to step up efforts to help attorneys with mental health and substance abuse issues. Read about it here.
Lawyer Well-Being is a Focus of ABA Proposal
The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates on Monday will Consider a Proposal Urging Law Firms, Law Schools, Bar Associations and others to bolster their mental health and substance abuse problems. Read about it here.
The Top 10 Mental Health Apps
Apps focus on protecting or improving mental health using methods including meditation, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and providing a valuable support network. Medical News Today have put together a list of the top 10 apps that can help to enhance your well-being and look after your mental health. Read about them here.
Depression: ‘I Kept My Head Down to Survive the Day at Work’
This report of Natalie Hall’s struggle to persevere through her depression without letting her colleagues know what she was going through highlights the inner turmoil required by many suffering from mental illness to just ‘get through the day.’ Read it here.
Why All Courtroom Workers Need Mental Health Support Now: Defence Lawyer
Michael Spratt, a defense lawyer from Ottawa, details many of the stressors inherent in a jury trial and lists his reasons for why all participants in a jury trial should be granted mental health support. Read it here.
Depression: There’s Help and Hope
Part of my hometown of Buffalo, NY’s campaign during depression awareness month, this article serves as a reminder that there is always someone to turn to and somewhere to go to for support. We just need to a better job of communicating the message. Read it here.
Five Ways for Law Firms to Support Health and Wellness
This article, written by Jamie Spannhake for Attorneyatwork.com, details five ways firms can help their people reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognition, and access tools to survive, even thrive, in a difficult working environment. Read the article here.
Project Semicolon Empowers People Who Suffer from Depression
People Magazine reports that supporters of “Project Semicolon”, a group that is dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, are getting the grammatical symbol tattooed on their body to show solidarity with the project’s mission. Read the News
Previously Depressed People Can Help Us Fight Depression
A new study shows that peer support interventions by a previously depressed person to provide support and guidance to a currently depressed person really helps. Read the Blog