Depression Is Not A Choice
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.