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Minds Over Matters: An Examination of Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Law.com has embarked on a yearlong investigation into mental health across every sector of the legal profession. Over the course of 12 months, we will aim to shine a light on mental health, addiction, stress and well-being; destigmatize the issue; and identify methods to effectuate change.

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An unprecedented focus on well-being has emerged within the legal profession over the last several years, driven largely by issues related to mental health and substance misuse.

I’ve spent the last decade researching, writing and advocating in the hopes of fueling the very well-being “movement” now underway, so it is no surprise that I am gratified and legitimately optimistic about the progress the legal profession is making around a centrally important and long-overlooked subject.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the profession shares my optimism. But they should.

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