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Patricia King

Depression continues to plague our profession, with the latest discouraging news that a University of Buffalo law student took his life last month by jumping from the building housing the firm where he was a summer intern. This young man had struggled with mental health issues for the five years prior to his death, starting after he suffered a concussion playing college football. He had been able to manage law school, but the stress of wanting to succeed in his summer job and worries about passing the bar exam finally put this young man over the edge. Literally.

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