In the more than 20 years Eileen Travis has been involved with lawyer well-being, it wasn’t until the last five or so that she could even credibly say words like mental health or substance abuse when presenting to a law firm.

A shift has undoubtedly happened in recent years among employers and individuals alike who are more open to discussing these once-hidden issues, Travis, the executive director of the LAP, said. But during the pandemic, a new set of issues have cropped up, lending to both a greater awareness but also evidence of a growing problem.