A recently published article in The Indiana Lawyer, titled “JLAP: Bar associations tackle lawyer wellness issues,” touches on some of the many ways that Indiana’s local bar associations are addressing wellness and mental health issues within the profession. Some of the exciting initiatives include integrated wellness messaging in all bar association activities in St. Joseph County, the “Practice Health, Not Law” Day offered in Lake County, and the growth of the Helping Enrich Attorneys Lives (HEAL) Committee within IndyBar.
As the article indicates, growing evidence supports the fact that lawyers are susceptible to substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and grief. These organizations, in conjunction with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) in Indiana, are working hard to encourage mental health support and promote wellness in all aspects of an attorney’s life.
Read the full article here.