Suicide Prevention Month

           September is national suicide prevention month.  Although suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, it is one that greatly affects the legal profession.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst lawyers and of any profession, lawyers have the highest rate of depression and have the highest rate of suicide.  It is important as a legal profession that we acknowledge these statistics and recognize the difficulties that some of our colleagues may be struggling with. Having suffered from depression for many years I understand the difficulty that a lawyer faces in trying to balance ones legal career and their mental health.  Although lawyers are very good at advocating for their clients, they are often not very good at advocating for themselves.  Asking for help for yourself is one of the hardest things to do.  However, it is also imperative to do when you are…

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