The ABA Law Student Division has selected today, March 28th, as the official National Mental Health Day at law schools across the country. Law schools are encouraged to sponsor educational programs and events that teach and foster breaking the stigma associated with severe depression and anxiety among law students and lawyers.
Looking for ideas on what to share? Try these:
- “The Besden Redemption” video, a personal story of addiction and recovery (available in a 30 and 3-minute version)
- “Substance Abuse and Mental Health Toolkit for Law Students and Those Who Care About Them”
- Free recording of the ABA webinar, “Fierce & Gritty: Resilience Training for Lawyers”
- Free recording of the ABA webinar, “I’ve Got Your Back; You’ve Got My Ear: Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession”
- Free recording of the ABA webinar, “Keeping Legal Minds Intact: Mitigating Compassion Fatigue Among Legal Professionals”
- 2016 Study: “Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns”
- 2016 Study: “The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys”
Lawyer Assistance Programs provide confidential services and support to judges, lawyers and law students who are facing substance use disorders or mental health issues. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, contact your state or local LAP. Access a directory of lawyer assistance programs here.