Updates & Resources on Depression
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Q & A on Depression and Mood [LCLMA]
Articles on Depression
LAW PROFESSORS, LAW STUDENTS, AND DEPRESSION … A STORY OF COMING OUT
Law professor Brian Clarke on the scope and impact of depression among lawyers and law students, including his personal experience — a compelling and informative read combining a series of 3 blog posts from the web site The Faculty Lounge: Conversations about the law, culture, and academia.”
ASSISTING THE DEPRESSED LAWYER
Guidance in identifying and helping colleagues in need, from the Texas Bar Journal, as published on the Texas Bar Association web site.
Information on bipolar disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health.
All about depression — information from the National Institute of Mental Health.
LAW AND A DISORDER
Boston Globe article about LCL’s work and about human problems, especially depression, among lawyers.
Theme article from our Winter 2004 newsletter.
very informative peer-oriented site for lawyers, developed by Buffalo lawyer Dan Lukasik of the New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Committee.
About.com Depression Site
offers information, chat rooms/forums, suggested resources, etc.
Balanced Mind Foundation (formerly the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation)
guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek
Bipolar Disorder Information
information on bipolar disorder from the National Institute on Mental Health
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston
peer support network for individuals dealing with depression or bipolar disorder
information on depression from the National Institute on Mental Health
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
community organization for depressed individuals, family members, professionals & public, providing education/information/support groups
Families for Depression Awareness
helping families recognize, manage, and cope with depression and other mood disorders (Massachusetts-based with national scope)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
information/support/advocacy regarding depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses
National Institute of Mental Health
depression information via the NIMH web site
Postpartum Support International
awareness & support regarding the 15% of women who become depressed after giving birth