Today is the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is “dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders.” Each year, thousands of organizations participate by offering information and both in-person and online screenings to their communities. You can locate a mental health screening site or take an online screening at

An article in The American Lawyer discusses the importance of self-screening for lawyers and law students. It features David Jaffe, Dean of Students and CoLAP Advisory Committee member, in a discussion about depression in law schools and the need to “…soften or alleviate the perception that students won’t be admitted to the bar should they seek help.”

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