A recent episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, features a discussion on mental health and well-being in law schools. The program description is as follows:
Raising awareness is helping to remove the stigma surrounding lawyer well-being. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler talks to Terry Harrell and John Berry about mental health and well-being in the legal profession and law schools. Terry and John talk about how they became involved with mental health awareness in the legal community and explain the types of support available through lawyer assistance programs. They also give their insight on why substance abuse and mental health issues have historically been more prevalent in the legal community, how the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being is addressing this crisis, and how law students can get involved.
Terry Harrell is the Executive Director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) and Chair of the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession (Working Group). John Berry is the Florida Bar’s Legal Division Director, and a member of the Working Group. Kristoffer Butler is the SBA Executive President at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Listen to the episode, “Mental Health and Well-Being: How Law Students Can Get Help and Help Others,” here.