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Depression: A Lawyer Pandemic

Arizona was hit hard by illness this winter. Several people at my firm came down with cold and flu-type illnesses. Even I got sick; but thankfully, for my colleagues' sake, I am not contagious. I have depression. This doesn’t make me unique. A 2016 study by the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation found that 28 percent of lawyers have mild to severe depression. That’s 336,000 lawyers! ... READ THE REST

Originally published March 17, 2016
Last updated May 11, 2020
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