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Only Human: How Lawyers Can Recharge Physically, Emotionally & Socially

  1. 1. Only  Human:     How  Lawyers  Can  Recharge   Physically,  Emo:onally,  &  Socially   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  2. 2. Presenter     Katherine  M.  Bender,  Ph.D.,  NCC   Programming  Director   Dave  Nee  Founda9on   _______________________       copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  3. 3. AGENDA   Introduc9ons   Facts  &  Stats   Mental  Health  101   Wellness  9ps   Poten9al  Indicators  of  Concern   Interven9ons   Resources   Ques9ons,  Comments,  &  Evalua9ons   www.daveneefounda9on.com      copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  4. 4. The  Story  of  Dave   https://vimeo.com/77947937 copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  5. 5. American  Bar  Founda:on  Research   Journal  found  in  a  past  study:   •     8-­‐9%  of  law  students  reported  symptoms   at  the  of  start  law  school;     •   32%  did  aTer  two  semesters;     •   40%  did  aTer  three  years.   • 17%  2  years  AFTER  gradua9on     (Benjamin,  G.  A.  H.,  Kaszniak,  A.,  Sales,  B.  and  Shanfield,  S.  B.,  1986;  Benjamin,  Darling,  and  Sale,  1990)   Depression  in  Law  School   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  6. 6. FSU  study  found:   Law  students  at  the  start  are  rela9vely  “normal”     BUT,     eventually   Decline  in  posi9ve  affect  and  life-­‐sa9sfac9on   Increase  in  nega9ve  affect  and  depression   Overall  decrease  in  subjec9ve  well-­‐being   (Sheldon,  K.M,  and  Krieger,  L.  S.,  2004)   Law  Student  Well-­‐Being     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  7. 7. Dammeyer,  M.M.,  and  Nunez,  N.,  1999  found     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  8. 8. Factors  that  contribute     to  higher  rates  of  depression   •  Isola9on   •  Expecta9on  to  be  “expert”   •  Pressure  to  Perform   •  Analysis  v.  emo9ons     Depression  in  the  Legal  Field   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  9. 9. Are  lawyers  special?   §  Perfec9on   §  Pessimism   §  Vicarious  trauma     Your  stress  is!   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  10. 10. CNN  REPORTS   hlp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ZelG4_bqQ     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  11. 11. copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  12. 12. Mental  Health  101   What  is  mental  health?   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  13. 13. Everybody’s  Got  It       We  all  have  mental   health,  just  like  we  all   have  physical  health.     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  14. 14. Best  Case  Scenario:  Peace  &  Balance   •  social   •  emo9onal   and     •  psychological   states       copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  15. 15. Social  Connec:ons   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  16. 16. Full  range  of  emo:ons   Tragedy     Happiness     Open  to  life   experiences   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  17. 17. Effec:ve  Coping   •  Cope  with  challenges   •  Solve  problems   •  Connect  thought  and  emo9on   •  Manage  Stress     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  18. 18. HOWEVER…   Some:mes     things     go  wrong   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  19. 19.   § High  blood  pressure   § Chest  pain   § Rapid  heartbeat   § Jaw  clenching   § Breathlessness   § Headaches   § Fa9gue    (Na9onal  Ins9tute  of  Mental  Health)       copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on   Physical  Symptoms    
  20. 20. § Poor  appe9te  or  overea9ng   § Low  energy   § Sleep  disturbances   § Feeling  sad,  empty,  alone,  hopeless   § Low  self-­‐esteem/self-­‐cri9cal   § Excessive  crying  and/or  worrying   § Feeling  more  anxious  than  usual   § Overreac9ng  to  situa9ons   § Feeling  no  purpose  to  existence       (Na9onal  Ins9tute  of  Mental  Health)     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on   Emo:onal  and  Behavioral  Symptoms    
  21. 21.   §  Decreased  mo9va9on   §  Difficulty  concentra9ng   §  Decreased  interest  in  ac9vi9es  previously   enjoyed   §  Decreased  trust  in  others   §  Irritability   §  Wan9ng  to  spend  9me  alone   §  Difficulty  rela9ng  to  people     (Na9onal  Ins9tute  of  Mental  Health)     Emo:onal  and  Behavioral  Symptoms   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  22. 22. •  Dis9nc9on     •  Frequency,  Intensity,  Dura9on   •  Work   •  Play   •  Love   Monitor  the  Symptoms   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  23. 23. Self-­‐Assessment   hlp://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/ screening/screening/default.aspx     Other-­‐Assessment   hlp://www.lawlifeline.org/   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  24. 24. WHAT  HAPPENS     IF  WE     IGNORE     THE  SYMPTOMS?   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  25. 25. Fewer  than  25%     receive  adequate  treatment     If  le_  untreated,     depression     can  lead  to    alcohol  and  substance  use     and  higher  rates  of  suicide     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on   Depression  is  the  most  common     mental  illness  
  26. 26. Death  by  suicide  is  more  common  in  males,   but  females  alempt  more…there  are  oTen   observable  warning  signs     Peers  are  in  a  posi:on  to  intervene  or   recognize  that  help  is  needed,     some:mes  even  more  than  professionals.           hlp://www.afsp.org/understanding-­‐suicide/facts-­‐and-­‐figures   Drum,  Brownson,  Burton-­‐Denmark,  &  Smith,  2009;  Furr,  Westefeld,  McConnell,  &  Jenkins,  2001;  Konick  &   Gu9errez,  2005;  Stephenson,  Pena-­‐Shaff,  &  Quirk,  2006;  Westefeld  &  Furr,  1987;  Westefeld  et  al.,  2006   Bean  &  Baber,  2011;  Dadonna,  2011;  Sharkin  et  al.,  2003   Suicide   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  27. 27. IS  PATH  WARM?   American Association of Suicidology    I   Idea:on   S   Substance  Abuse   P   Purposelessness   A   Anxiety   T   Trapped   H   Hopeless   W   Withdrawal   A   Anger   R   Recklessness   M   Mood  Change   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  28. 28. WHAT  DO  YOU  DO     IF  YOU  HAVE  IDENTIFIED     A  PROBLEM?   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  29. 29. DO   DO  NOT   QPR   Promise  Secrecy   Listen   Minimize   Express  Concern   Ignore   Let  People  Know   You  Care   Say,  “this  is  not  so   bad”   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  30. 30. WHAT  CAN  YOU  DO  NOW  TO  HELP?   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  31. 31. Sleep.  (6-­‐8  hours  a  night)   Take  breaks.   Allies.  (spend  9me  with     friends  and  family!)   Yoga  and/or  deep   breathing.     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  32. 32. Well-­‐balanced   meals.   Exercise.   Let  go…of  things   beyond  your  control.   Laugh!   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  33. 33.   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  34. 34. Resources   •  LCL  or  LAP   – Na9onal  Directory   – hlp://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/colap/ lapdirectory.html   •  9-­‐1-­‐1   •  800-­‐273-­‐TALK   •  Therapy  Directories   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  35. 35. copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on      
  36. 36. Where  can  I  go  to  find  more   informa:on?   •  Lawlifeline   •  Dave  Nee  Founda:on   •  State  LAP  or  LCL   •  Prof.  Jones  blog:   hdps://www.law.louisville.edu/blog/84   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  37. 37. Ques:ons  and  Evalua:ons   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  38. 38. References   American Association of Suicidology. (2006). Suicide in the USA. Retrieved February 20, 2007 from http://www.suicidology.org/associations/1045/files/SuicideInTheUS.pdf American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (hlp://www.afsp.org/ understanding-­‐suicide/facts-­‐and-­‐figures) Bean, G., & Baber, K. (2011). Connect: An effective community based youth suicide prevention program. Suicide and Life –Threatening Behavior, 41(1), 87-97. doi:10.1111/j.1943-278X.2010.00006.x Benjamin GA, Darling EJ, Sales B. (1990). Int. J. Law Psychiatry 13(3), 233- 246. Benjamin, G. A. H., Kaszniak, A., Sales, B. and Shanfield, S. B. (1986), The Role of legal education in producing psychological distress among law students and lawyers. Law & Social Inquiry,11, 225–252. doi: 10.1111/j. 1747-4469.1986.tb00240.x Carrington, P., & Conley, J. (1977). The alienation of law students. Michigan Law Review, 75, 887-889. . copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  39. 39. References   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Violence Prevention- suicide datasheet (2012). Retrieved September 23, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/Suicide-DataSheet-a.pdf Daddona, M. (2011). Peer educators responding to students with mental health issues. New Directions for Student Services, 133, 29-39. doi: 10.1002/ss.382 Dammeyer, M.M., and Nunez, N., (1999). Anxiety and depression among law students: Current knowledge and future directions. Law and Human Behavior, 23, 55-73 Drum, D., Brownson, C., Denmark, A., & Smith, S. (2008). New data on the nature of suicidal crises in college students: Shifting the paradigm. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 213-222. doi: 10.1037/a0014465 Furr, S. R., Westefeld, J. S., McConnell, G. N., & Jenkins, J. M. (2001). Suicide and depression among college students: A decade later. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32(1), 97-100. doi: 10.1037//0735-7028.32.1.97 copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  40. 40. References   Gibson, B. (2010). How law students can cope: A student’s view. Journal of Legal Education, 60, 140-146. Gutierrez, F.J. (1985). Counseling law students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 64, 130-133. Konick, L. C., & Gutierrez, P. M. (2005). Testing a model of suicide ideation in college students. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 35(2), 181-192. McKinney, R.A. (2002). Depression and anxiety in law students: Are we part of the problem and can we be part of the solution? The Journal of the Legal Writing Insitute,8, 229-255. National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/ depression/index.shtml Sharkin, B., Plageman, P., & Mangold, S (2003). College student response to peers in distress: An exploratory study. Journal of College Student Development, 44(5), 691-698. Sheldon, K.M. & Krieger, L.S. (2004). Does legal education have undermining effects on law students? Evaluating changes in motivation, values, and well-being. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 22, 261-286. copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  41. 41. References   Stephenson, H., Pena-Shaff, J., & Quirk, P. (2005). Predictors of college student suicidal ideation: Gender differences. College Student Journal, 40(1), 109-117. Tani, M. and Vines, P. (2009). Law students attitudes to education: Pointers to depression in the legal academy and the profession. Legal Education Review, 19, 3-39. Westefeld, J, Button, C., Halet, J., Jenks-Kettmann, J., MacConnell, J., Sandil, R., & Tallman, B (2006). College student suicide: A call to action. Death Studies, 30, 931-956. doi:10.1080/07481180600887130 Westefeld, J., & Furr, S (1987). Suicide and depression among college students. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 18(2), 119- 123.   copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  
  42. 42. Thank  you  for  joining  us     and     Rocket  Mader  for  hos:ng  us!     copyright  ©  2014  Dave  Nee  Founda9on  

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