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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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Given its long hours and demanding work, practicing law can be a breeding ground for mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and stress.

In response, a number of lawyers and legal tech vendors are launching apps and mental health resources to address these issues head-on. While not all these tools specifically target lawyers, they provide a 24/7 source of mental health assistance for busy attorneys—at their fingertips.

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News, where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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