How to Deal with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues: Practical Tips and Strategies Lawyers Need to ConsiderTKG2021-06-24T01:41:40-04:00
Mental well-being is crucial in the legal profession. However, a recently conducted study showed that a huge number of lawyers suffer from depression, anxiety disorder, and problematic drinking. Mental health and substance use issues also occur at a higher rate in the legal industry which is commonly linked to chronic stress and burnout brought by heavy workloads, client issues, and toxic working environment.
The growing problems caused by toxic work environments, client issues, and heavy workloads in the legal profession are the prevailing reasons for the increasing number of legal experts suffering from substance use and other mental health issues. These, along with other challenges that are further worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasize the need for lawyers, law firms and organizations to come up with wellness programs and initiatives that will mitigate the risks of professional dysfunction and maintain the well-being of lawyers.