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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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“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ‘em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”

― Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

As the conversation around mental health in the legal profession has continued to grow and evolve, most of the focus has either been on the individuals who are struggling, or the organizations that employ them. Rightfully so, in many ways, but there is another centrally important stakeholder in the lives of legal professionals that we’re not paying enough attention to: family.

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