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From Work, to the Pharmacy and Then Home: A Well-Being Approach to Depression and Anxiety

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: October 03, 2018
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  • Sadness vs. Depression
  • Lawyer Depression
  • Lawyer Anxiety
  • Perpetual Stress
  • Stigma
  • Lawyer Loneliness
  • Support Groups
  • Do's and Don'ts of Helping a Fellow Lawyer
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: October 3, 2018


Join our experts as they discuss depression, anxiety, and stress and the steps to foster well-being.

According to recent studies, over 1 in 3 attorneys struggle with depression, anxiety, or overwhelming stress, and the numbers continue to rise. The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being describes these findings as incompatible with a sustained legal profession: “To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.” But what does that really mean?

Join our experts, an Integrative Psychiatrist and an attorney with depression.

This program was recorded on October 3rd, 2018.

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American Bar Association
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Eve A. Wood, MD

A Healthy Lawyer

Eve A. Wood, M.D., uses a practical, science-based approach to help attorneys with depression, anxiety, burnout or extreme stress transform their lives for well-being, joy, and professional success. She is an integrative psychiatrist, executive coach, and key note speaker, who is driven to help attorneys build lives they love. She serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, recently created by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. She has developed the signature program: A HEALTHY LAWYER; A Sustainable Approach to Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, and Stress.

Dr. Wood has been in practice for 35 years. She has been a professor in numerous settings, the medical director in many settings including an addiction treatment center, a general psychiatry center as part of a hospital, and one that was freestanding. She has been a senior medical consultant to the national health system in New Zealand, and the chief medical officer for a large group of mental health facilities in Colorado. She spent 3 years as medical director of integrative services at Centura Health, a large health system in her home state. She has spoken, taught, and presented all over the world, making her mark in the field by bridging body, mind, and spirit in an empowering model of whole-person healing.

Dr. Wood has authored three books and two self-help kits; has won numerous awards for her writing (including the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice: Nonfiction for There’s Always Help; There’s Always Hope); was back-page feature columnist for Massage Therapy Journal (taking over for Bernie Siegel, M.D., when he retired); has been a radio host on Sirius Satellite Radio and Hay House Radio; was a professor for six years at the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; and much more. But most of all, she is a deeply ethical and passionate human being who is concerned about sustainable approaches to health and well-being, that maximize the individual’s innate capacity to heal and thrive, while minimizing the need for medications.

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Daniel T. Lukasik

Of Counsel
Maxwell Murphy, LLP

Dan is the Attorney of Counsel at Maxwell Murphy, LLC.

Dan graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in psychology, magna cum laude, in 1984, and the University at Buffalo School of Law, cum laude, in 1988.

Dan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP magazine, The National Law Journal, The Huffington Post, Esperanza magazine, on CNN, and many other national and international publications. Click here for a complete list. He has lectured around the country on the topics of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dan is the Executive Producer for of the original documentary, “A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession,” which has been viewed by mental health organizations, colleges, and universities around the country. He was the recipient of Roger Stone Public Advocacy Award from the Mental Health Association of Erie County, the Spirit Award from Compeer, an organization dedicated to pairing mentors with people struggling with mental illness, the Public Service Merit Award from the New York State Bar Association, and The Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from his law school alma mater for his work in assisting those with depression in his community.

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