Struggling law students have a new online resource for information about mental health and anxiety — and how to help friends who may be in trouble.
The Dave Nee Foundation and The Jed Foundation, organizations serving law and undergraduate students with mental health issues, have launched LawLifeline. The web site features articles about topics ranging from what makes law school so stressful to how to manage a mental health condition. Users can find information about diseases and disorders including depression, suicide, anxiety and substance abuse.
The site offers an anonymous diagnostic screening tool created with Duke University to help users gauge whether they or their friends have symptoms of a mental health disease or disorder. The tool is meant to prompt suffers to seek help.
“Our hope is that it will serve as both an informational resource and useful tool for law students who think they might be experiencing mental health issues,” said Wynne Kelly, president of the Nee Foundation, launched in 2005 following the suicide of Fordham University School of Law student Dave Nee.
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