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‘Just Ask’: New Video About Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession from Texas and Pennsylvania LAPs Shows Why We All Need to Help

Two lawyer assistance programs, TLAP and LCL of PA, recently released an important video encouraging everyone in the legal profession to help save lives by asking how a colleague is doing anytime we notice they might be struggling.   If…

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Suicide Prevention Awareness In The Legal Profession

Suicide Prevention Awareness in the Legal Profession

September 10th is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, as National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month continue.   A few years back, CNN posed a difficult and problematically-worded question with the headline “Why are lawyers killing themselves?” Appropriate language would…

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ABA Launches Anti-Stigma Campaign for the Legal Profession

Too often, individuals in the legal profession struggle privately with mental health concerns because of stigma, fear, and shame. The ABA recently launched a campaign to encourage lawyers, law students, and judges to get support. Efforts to improve well-being in…

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