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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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Long before the American Bar Association challenged the country’s law firms last September to do more to support attorney mental health, legal industry experts had been sounding the alarm over high rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide in the profession.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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