There are high rates of depression and anxiety within the legal profession. Here are some statistics surrounding those claims and tips on surviving these feelings and leading a more positive and happy life.
LAWYERS SUFFER FROM
OF THE GENERAL
twice the rate
suffer from depression by
the time they graduate.
happy WORK.LAWYERING JUST ISN’T
lawyers responding to a California
Lawyers magazine poll said they
would change careers if
the opportunity arose.
HIGH RATES OF
IN THE PROFESSION.
There is pessimism
An ABA Young Lawyers
Division survey indicated that
41% of female
OUT OF THE 1.2 MILLION LAWYERS
IN THIS COUNTRY
lawyers are depressed.
Bonds of Depression
Remember that you can survive depression. You can come out the
other side, succeed and grow. Leave negative things behind and take
hold onto some positive ones.
PRACTICE MINDFULNESS AND
POSITIVE, PEACEFUL MEDITATION
It can ease
Consult a therapist, consider medication or
call a hotline (National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or National
Helpline for Lawyers 1-866-LAW-LAPS).
LET GO OF
anxiety & depression
colleagues around you.
that enhance feelings of optimism
Your body produces
endorphins which are
natural mood boosters
variety of your
between your personal
and professional life.
Stick with it!
Did you know lawyers who have been practicing for a decade or
more tend to be happier than those with less experience?
Find ways to make the practice of law more enjoyable for you and then
stick with it. It’ll pay off in the long run!
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