Mental health issues like addiction, depression, and anxiety are more prevalent among lawyers than among the general population, but these diagnoses are manageable. Engaging in self-care activities, taking steps to decrease feelings of social isolation, and reaching out for help are all excellent tools for building and maintaining a healthy and functional orientation to the world. Many lawyers have dealt and are dealing with with these issues, and some of their experiences are shared below, along with organizations to reach out to for help when needed. National, regional, and Howard University-specific resources are included.
If you're interested in learning more, our Continuity of Library Services guide contain sections on (1) coping with stress, (2) prioritizing self-care, and (3) adjusting to change.
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