Lawyers, as a profession, are at a high risk for depression, suicide and substance abuse.
The behaviours required for success in the law can be contrary to those that contribute to mental health, a sense of well-being and satisfying interpersonal relationships.
In broad terms, legal work often calls for suppressing your emotions, involvement in relationships imbued with conflict; unrealistic self-expectations and a lack of balance between work and interpersonal relationships and leisure which are all behaviours that tend to contribute to depression, isolation, stress and anxiety.
If this is you, or someone you know, then something is clearly not right.
There is a way to get balance into legal work and life. But for now, more on the
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