Justice Shane Marshall, a Federal Court judge and mental health advocate in Australia, will be speaking publicly about his struggles with mental illness at the upcoming Australian Law Students’ Association annual conference in Sydney. Justice Marshall first spoke about his battle with depression in 2013, shortly after relapsing. He has also called upon other young lawyers to share their stories. By getting “everyday people” to speak up, he hopes to spread the message that it’s important to look after your mental health.
Justice Marshall shares more of his thoughts in the Lawyers Weekly article, “Break silence on depression: Justice Marshall.”