Depression Is Not A Choice

Depression Is Not A Choice

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No degree, training, or education is required to use the one gift we all have:

The ability to empathize
By BRIAN CUBAN

Nov 29, 2017 at 6:32 PM

I am one of many lawyers who struggle with clinical depression. I say “many” because according to 2016   Hazelden Betty Ford/ABA study, 28 percent of attorneys report mild or higher levels of depression, which is much higher than the general population. Another recent study found that law students are also struggling at rates higher than normal.  Think about those numbers the next time you are in a room of lawyers. Take a look around. Odds are good that someone you know in that room is struggling and may not have told anyone.

 

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Bullying: Block It Out Day!

 

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Each month we recognize different causes. October was National Bullying Prevention Month, as we enter November, a new initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ is National #BlockItOutDay. The goal of this day is to block negativity from our digital lives and, by doing so, end cruelty, homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism, hatred and online violence.

 

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Men Can Defeat Depression; Boost Mental Health!

There seems to be a new trend now, whereas everyone seems to be opening up about depression and Mental Health.  I do think it is wonderful and healthy for women and especially for men who are now coming forward in droves to talk about themselves and their depression to their peers,Therapists and Psychologists. This is the healthiest we have seen men open up about Mental Health in a decade, which is fabulous!  Below is a helpful article for men about having to deal with depression!

~Lindsay, Forum Administrator

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