A new study suggests that looking after students’ mental health and well-being is part of a law school’s duty to aid in their development.

“If we continue to ask our law students to suffer in silence by not advocating for and supporting their advocacy for positive change, we shirk our own responsibilities in aiding the development of their best selves,” wrote the authors of “It is Okay to Not Be Okay’: The 2021 Survey of Law Student Well-Being,” published by the University of Louisville Law Review.