Yesterday the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs hosted a live Twitter Chat on “Suicide Prevention and Postvention in the Legal Profession.” The guests were Kate Bender, Programming Director of the Dave Nee Foundation, and Yvette Hourigan, Executive Director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program. They discussed the disproportionately high rate of suicides in the legal profession, symptoms or behaviors that might indicate a person may be considering attempting suicide, how to get help or refer someone else to help, and ways law schools and law firms can better address suicide.
Missed it? Not to worry! You can access a recap of the entire conversation here.