Mental Health Resources

Support Resources for Legal Professionals

The Lawyers Depression Project: You are already here. Welcome!

Lawyer Assistance Programs Directory (by state): Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) throughout the country provide confidential services and support to judges, lawyers, and law students who are facing mental health or substance use issues.

International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous: International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of recovered lawyers and judges carrying the message of recovery within our profession. Zoom meeting Mondays at 8 pm ET.

LawCare: A United Kingdom-based mental well-being charity for the legal community. Offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law.

Lawyers with Depression: A website for lawyers with depression created by a lawyer with depression.

National Helpline for Judges Helping Judges: Judges who need assistance because of alcoholism, substance use disorders, addiction or mental health issues may reach other judges, who are in recovery or who have gone through treatment, by calling a helpline sponsored by the American Bar Association. 1.800.219.6474

Neurodiversity in Law: Promote and supports neurodiversity within the legal professions and eliminate the stigma often associated with people who think differently.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Legal Professionals 

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

ABA Resources for Judges

Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL): IWIL strives to lead a culture shift in law to establish well-being as a core centerpiece of professional success through advocacy, research, education, technical and resource support, and stakeholder partnerships.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being – Research, Reports, and News on Well-Being in the Legal Profession: Collection of state task force/committee reports from around the country, as well as various articles, publications, and guides on lawyer well-being, vicarious trauma in the legal profession, law student well-being, the well-being of lawyers from underrepresented and historically excluded populations, and more.

The LGBTQ+ Bar Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Law Students

ABA CoLAP Resources for Law Students and Law Schools

ABA Law Student Division Mental Health Resources

ABA Path to Law Student Well-Being Podcast Series

ABA Substance Use and Mental Health Toolkit for Law School Students and Those Who Care About them 

Association of American Law Schools – Section on Balance & Well-Being in Legal Education: Seeks to investigate, discover, and inspire those practices that support the well-being of law students, lawyers, and judges.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being’s Law School Well-Being Guides: The Legal Education Subcommittee created the law school well-being guides available below for use in Massachusetts law schools and beyond.

Hotlines and Crisis Lines

Many hotlines are staffed by mandated reporters who are required to alert law enforcement or emergency medical services if they believe a caller is at immediate risk of harming themselves or others. If you are concerned about the risk of your mental health being reported, consider asking at the beginning of the call whether there is any circumstance in which your conversation will be reported to a third party, or instead, consider reaching out to the Support Groups listed below. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Warmline Directory: A Warmline is a peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support and is staffed by volunteers who are in recovery themselves.  

General Crisis

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7): National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 988 from any phone in the United States, or connect with a counselor via live chat.

Crisis Text Line (24/7): Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. Text “LISTEN” to 741.741, chat, or WhatsApp.

The Boys Town National Hotline (24/7): Staffed by specially trained counselors who focus on children and families and are accredited by the American Association of Suicidology.​​ Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 800.448.3000 or text “VOICE” to 20101. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact hotline@boystown.org. 

The United Way 211 Line (24/7): Source of information about local resources and services. 211 is powered by people: thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous. 800.233.HELP (800.233.4357) or 211.

Wildflower Alliance: Connect with a trained peer supporter who has their own first-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, addiction, and/or other interrupting challenges. This line does not collect personal information, perform assessments, or call crisis or the police. Monday – Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm ET; Friday – Sunday, 7 pm – 10 pm ET. 888.407.4515.   

Body, Food, and Eating

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD): Free support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, and body image. ANAD is a support organization that is peer-run and professionally supported. Monday – Friday, 10 am – 9 pm ET. 888.375.7767.

National Eating Disorder Association Helpline: Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Call 800.931.2237 (M-Th 11 am-9 pm ET; F 11 am-5 pm ET), text 800.931.2237 M-Th 3 pm-6 pm ET; F 1 pm-5 pm ET), or chat (M-Th 11 am-9 pm ET; F 11 am-5 pm ET). If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line.

Child Abuse

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Country Child Abuse Hotline: 800.633.5155.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (24/7): If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline. A team of specialized counselors offers confidential support. Call or text 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453) or live chat.

Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse (24/7): If you encounter child sexual abuse, resources and support are available. Call to have questions answered or chat with a trained crisis counselor. All conversations are confidential. 866.FOR.LIGHT (866.367.54448) or text “LIGHT” to 741741.

Stop It Now!: The helpline provides free, confidential, and direct support and information to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. Monday 12 pm – 8 pm ET, Tuesday – Friday 12 pm – 6 pm ET. 1.888.PREVENT (1.888.773.8368), chat, or email.

The National Center for Missing or Exploited Children (24/7): NCMEC’s mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. 1.800.THE.LOST (1.800.843.5678).

Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s Association (24/7): Specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public. Call 800.272.3900, live chat (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm ET), or contact online.

Disasters

Natural Disaster Distress (24/7): National hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. 1.800.985.5990.

Domestic Violence

Love Is Respect (24/7): Dating abuse hotline. Call 1.866.331.9474, chat, or text “LOVEIS” to 22522.

National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (NDDVH) (24/7): Deaf advocates are available to answer your call. By video phone 855.812.1001, instant messenger, or email nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): Free and confidential referrals for local shelters and counseling. Call 1.800.799.SAFE (1.800.799.7233), 1.800.787.3224 (TTY), chat, or text “START” to 88788.

StrongHearts Native Helpline (24/7): A safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy. 1.844.7NATIVE (1.844.762.8483) or chat.

Elder Care, Support, and Abuse Lines

Elders Friendship Line (24/7): The only accredited confidential crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. 800.971.0016.

Eldercare Locator: A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. Monday – Friday, 8 am – 9 pm ET. Call 1.800.677.1116, chat, or email eldercarelocator@n4a.org. 

National Center on Elder Abuse: A national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Please do not report cases of suspected elder abuse to the NCEA. If the situation is serious, threatening, or dangerous, call 911 or the local police for immediate help. Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 8 pm ET. 1.855.500.ELDR (1.855.500.3537).

LGBTQIA2S+ 

LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline: Providing a safe space to discuss concerns/questions on coming out for all ages. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.OUT.LGBT (888-688-5428).

LGBT National Hotline: Providing confidential peer support, info, and resources for callers of all ages. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.843.4564.

LGBT National Senior Hotline: Providing confidential peer support, information, and resources for those 50 and above. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.234.7243.

LGBT National Youth Talkline: Providing confidential peer support, info, and resources for callers 25 and younger. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 800.246.7743. 

SAGE National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline (24/7): Confidentially connects LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. 877.360.LGBT (877.360.5428).

The Network/La Red Hotline (24/7): Hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. 800.832.1901.

Trans Lifeline (24/7): An anonymous and confidential trans-led organization without non-consensual active rescue that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. US 877.565.8860; Canada 877.330.6366.

Trevor Project (24/7): The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Call 866.488.7386; Text “TREVOR” to 1.202.304.1200; or chat.

Mental Health Information Lines

Mental Health America: Provides free information. Has referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of mental health associations. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET. 1.800.969.6642.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Monday – Friday, 10 am – 10 pm ET. Call 1.800.950.NAMI (1.800.950.6264), text “HELPLINE” to 62640 or email helpline@nami.org.

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder—for professionals and the general public; provides referrals to relevant voluntary health organizations. Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET. Call 1.866.615.6464 or email nimhinfo@nih.gov. 

Parents

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline (24/7): Free, confidential hotline for pregnant and new moms in English and Spanish. Call or text 1.833.9.HELP.4.MOMS (1.833.943.5746). TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1.833.943.5746.

Parents Helping Parents Stress Line (24/7): The Parent Stress Line is a toll-free, confidential helpline for parents or caregivers who need to discuss issues related to their children. 1.800.632.8188.

Postpartum  

Postpartum Support International: Leave a confidential message any time, and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. HelpLine (non-emergency) 1-800-944.4PPD (1.800.944.4773); Text “HELP” to 800.944.4773; Text en Español 971.203.7773. 

Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood (24/7): Make an in-person or telehealth appointment online or call 1.800.230.PLAN (1.800.230.7526) or chat.

Sexual Assault

1 in 6: National helpline for men who were sexually abused or assaulted. Speak confidentially with a trained advocate through the national helpline. 1.800.656.4673.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7): The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Operates in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the United States. The hotline offers free and confidential support, information, advice, or referrals. 800.656.HOPE (800.656.4673) or chat.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): Directory of state resources.

Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV/AIDS

AIDwareness: Directory of state hotlines.

Health Resources & Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Directory of state HIV/AIDS hotlines.

HIV Consultation and Referral Services: CDC’s national health information hotline, providing answers to your questions regarding HIV, how to protect yourself, and where to get an HIV test. 1.800.CDC.INFO (1.800.232.4636).

Project Inform’s HIV Health InfoLine: Operators live with or are impacted by HIV, and provide valuable insight and support to callers by answering questions about HIV care and making referrals to local services. Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 7 pm ET. 1.888.HIV.INFO (1.888.448.4636).

Substance Misuse

Never Use Alone (24/7): Call NUA if you are going to use it and you are alone. Provides substance use harm reduction advocacy, education, outreach, training, and direct support services to people who use substances, caregivers, and advocates. 800.484.3731.

Substance Use Treatment Referral Line (24/7): 1.800.662.HELP (1.800.662.4357).

Veterans & Service Members

Stop Soldier Suicide: Crisis line for service members, veterans, and their loved ones. 844.317.1136. 

Support Groups

12-step programs are peer support groups for recovery from addictions, compulsions, and/or disorders. These programs often require a belief in a higher power, and many claim that those who follow the 12-step model but do not recover are fundamentally incapable of recovery. LDP does not support any claim that anyone is incapable of recovery, or that there is only one path to recovery. Additionally, the scripted language of programs using Alcoholics Anonymous’s model may be gender-exclusive (i.e. refers exclusively to “men and women”).

Substance Misuse

Non-12-Step

HAMS (Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support): HAMS is a peer-led free support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. 

LifeRing Secular Recovery: An abstinence-based, anonymous organization dedicated to providing a safe meeting space where you can experience a non-judgmental recovery conversation with your peers. 

Moderation Management: A lay-led non-profit dedicated to reducing the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol.

Refuge Recovery: The Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): A nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups, dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction, and more

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training): Created for people seeking a self-empowering way to overcome addictive problems.

Women for Sobriety: Helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

12-Step Based 

International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous: Zoom meeting Mondays at 8 pm ET. 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A 12-step based program to help people recover from alcohol addiction. 

Buddist Recovery Network: Promotes the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors and is open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths. Meetings can be both within the AA tradition and outside of the AA tradition.

CelebrateRecovery: A Christ-centered 12-step program.

Chemically Dependent Anonymous: 12-step fellowship for anyone seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. 

Cocaine Anonymous (CA): A 12-step based program to help people recover from cocaine addiction.

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA): A 12-step based program to help people recover from methamphetamine addiction.

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR): A 12-step based program designed to meet the needs of the dually diagnosed, and is for those having addictive substance problems as well as having been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA): A 12-step +5 fellowship for people with co-occurring mental health & addiction issues.

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA): A 12-step self-help program for recovery from two no-fault illnesses: an emotional or psychiatric illness and chemical dependency.

Gay & Sober: A conference of 12-step programs. Gay & Sober’s mission is to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community and to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety.

Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous (GaL-AA): A 12-step based program to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves.

Heroin Anonymous (HA): A 12-step based program to help people recover from heroin addiction.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others (JACS): A program of the Jewish Health, Healing and Recovery Network of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board). JACS also has a warm line. 212.632.4600 (business hours) 646.573.7420 (After 8 pm ET weekdays or weekends). 

Marijuana Anonymous (MA): A 12-step based program to help people recover from marijuana addiction.

Millati Islam: A 12-step based fellowship of men and women, joined together on the Path of Peace.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 12-step based program that does not focus on any particular drug and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA): A 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

Opiates Anonymous (OA): A 12-step fellowship whose members have a desire to stop using opiates and all other mind altering substances. 

Pagans in Recovery (PIR): An adaption of the 12-step program of recovery into language that is not overtly Christian so that those with other belief systems can more comfortably work the program.

Pills Anonymous (PA): A 12-step based program for people recovering from pill addiction.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA): A fellowship of couples, many of whom participate in other 12-Step fellowships.

White Bison: Culturally-based healing to Indigenous People. Provides sobriety, recovery, addiction prevention, and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to the Native American/Alaskan Native community nationwide.

For Friends and Family

Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACA): A 12-step program of people who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

Al-Anon: A 12-step fellowship offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

Co-Anon: A 12-step fellowship for friends and family of people living with cocaine addiction.

Families Anonymous (FA): A 12-step fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol, or related behavioral issues.

Nar-Anon: A 12-step program for those affected by someone else’s addiction.

More Options

In The Rooms: A free online recovery tool with 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. Includes 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness, and Mental Health modalities.

Can’t find a good fit? Don’t give up. For more resources for addiction and co-occurring disorders see a list compiled by Faces and Voices of Recovery.

Behavioral/Process Disorders, Personality Disorders, & Other Concerns

Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA): CASA is a unique, independent, secular weekly self-help group.

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA): A 12-step program for people who share a common problem with the accumulation of clutter.

Codependents Anonymous (CoDa): A 12-step-based fellowship with a common purpose to develop healthy relationships.

Emotions Matter: Emotions Matter’s mission is to support, educate and advocate for people impacted by borderline personality disorder.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA): A 12-step program for people who are recovering from compulsive gambling.

Gam-Anon: 12-Step fellowship for men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends of compulsive gamblers who have been affected by the gambling problem.

Workaholics Anonymous (WA): A 12-step program to help people solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism.

Body, Food, and Eating

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The BDD Foundation’s aim is to relieve the suffering for people with BDD, while advancing research, treatments and awareness of the condition.

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA): A 12-step program focused on helping people recover from food addiction.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA): A 12-step program for people who are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 

Overeaters Anonymous (OA): A community of people who are recovering from unhealthy relationships with food and body image.

Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s Association: A free online community where people living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, families, and friends can ask questions, get advice and find support.

Divorce

DivorceCare: A safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. 

Financial

Debtors Anonymous (DA): A 12-step program that offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.

Spenders Anonymous: A 12-step program to help people work toward clarity in our relationship with money.

Underearners Anonymous (UA): A 12-step program to help people recover from underearning.

Grief

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP): Support group for those who have lost loved ones due to substance misuse. 

GriefShare: For people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

The Compassionate Friends: Supporting family after a child dies.

Medical

Gilda’s Club: Cancer support community for cancer patients and their families.

Mended Hearts: Support community for heart disease patients, families, and caregivers.

Mental Health

The Lawyers Depression Project: You are already here. Join us.

Depressed Anonymous (DA): A 12-step based fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from depression.  

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Emotions Anonymous (EA): A 12-step program in which members attend support groups to help them cope with everyday emotions.

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous (OCA): A fellowship of people who share their Experience, Strength, and Hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from OCD.

Rageaholics Anonymous (RA): A 12-step recovery program for persons who suffer from compulsive and destructive rage.

Recovery International (RI): A four-step program that uses cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA): A six-step program for persons with schizophrenia.

Wildflower Alliance: Supports healing and empowerment for our broader communities and people who have been impacted by psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, homelessness, problems with substances and other life-interrupting challenges.

Neurodiversity

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: ADDA is the world’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to helping adults with ADHD to live better lives.

Neurodiversity Network: Provides resources for neurodivergent job seekers and students, employers and universities, and supports the neurodiverse community.

Postpartum

Postpartum Support International: Groups are conducted using a peer-to-peer support model and are not intended for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Support: Find support with others who have gone through a traumatic experience.

Self-Injury

Self-Injury Recovery Anonymous (SIRA): A safe space for individuals who engage in physical self-injury to come together to share experiences, strength, and hope without judgment or criticism.

Sex & Love

Love Addicts Anonymous (LAA): A 12-step program where love addicts can come together to recover from our unhealthy dependency on love as it plays out in our fantasies and relationships. 

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): A 12-step program to help people overcome their sexual addiction.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA): A 12-step program to help people overcome their sexual addiction.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA): A 12-step program to help people who want to stop having compulsive sex.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): A 12-step program to help people stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.

Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA): A 12-step program to help people overcome their sexual addiction.

S-Anon: A 12-step program provides support for family & friends of persons with sex addiction.

Sexual Assault

1 in 6: Weekly online support groups facilitated by a counselor for men who were sexually abused or assaulted.

After Silence: An online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA): A 12-step group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Other

DailyStrength: Share your experience and join a support group to connect with those on the same path.

General Information

Care Givers

Caregiver Action Network (CAN): CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers and seeks to improve the quality of life for Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

Depression

Lawyers with Depression: A website for lawyers with depression created by a lawyer with depression. 

Families for Depression Awareness: Helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.

Men Get Depression: A public awareness campaign that will help men and their families dealing with depression understand they are not alone.

Undoing Depression: A self-help site.

Mental Health

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.

Mental Health America (MHA): Mental Health America’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Specifically, check out their recently-published book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health, by Ken Duckworth, M.D.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health: Setting the standard for mentally healthy workplaces.

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA): A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

Mental Health for Persons from Underrepresented, Historically Excluded, and/or Systemically Oppressed Populations

InnoPsych: Find your ideal therapist of color and boost your wellness journey with content written by and for people of color.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory: Find LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare, including LGBTQ-affirming therapy, near you.

Mental health resources for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities

Mental health resources for the Black community

Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

Mental health resources for the Hispanic/Latinx community

Mental health resources for the Native and Indigenous Peoples communities

Mental health resources for underrepresented communities

QTBIPOC Addiction & Mental Health Support: The QTBIPOC community encompasses Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Mindfulness

How To Meditate: A Guide For Lawyers Part 1 and Part 2

Mindfulness in Law Program: University of Miami School of Law

Mindfulness in Life and Law: A list of resources from Florida International University College of Law

Mindfulness in Law Society: Aims to enhance well-being in the legal profession by educating it about the benefits of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other contemplative practices. Hosts two free, virtual mindfulness sessions every week.

Mindfulness for Lawyers: Free resources on mindfulness and well-being.

Warrior One: Mindfulness for the Legal Mind

Wellness, Mindfulness, Work-life Balance: A list of resources from the ABA

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines: Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Bereavement: If you have been bereaved by COVID-19 or if you are caring for someone who has.

COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

COVID-19 Resources and Information: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Long COVID: For information on Long COVID symptoms or living with Long COVID.

Mental Health & COVID-19: World Health Organization (WHO)

Bibliotherapy: Books by and for Legal Professionals

A Lawyers Guide to Healing: Solutions for Addiction and Depression by Don Carroll, J.D.

A Lawyer’s Guide to the Alexander Technique by Karen G Krueger, J.D.

Beyond Your Confines: The Key to Free Your Mind by Chris Warren-Dickins, L.L.B. M.A. L.P.C.

Brain Reset by David Gillespie, L.L.M.

From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction by Hon. Mary Beth O’Connor (Ret.)

Get in a Good Mood & Stay There by Dannie De Novo, J.D.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir by Lisa F. Smith, J.D.

Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals by Haley Moss, J.D.

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate, J.D.

How to Be a Badass Lawyer: The Unexpected and Simple Guide to Less Stress and Greater Personal Development Through Mindfulness and Compassion by Claire E. Parsons, J.D.

Lawyers, Anger, and Anxiety: Dealing with the Stresses of the Legal Profession by Rebecca Nerison, Ph.D.

Lawyer Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses by Susan Swaim Daicoff, J.D., M.S.

On the Other Side of Chaos: Understanding the Addiction of a Loved One by Ellen Van Vechten, J.D. M.S.W. C.A.D.C.

Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo by Kathryn Burmeister, J.D.

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brain Cuban, J.D.

Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy by Eilene Zimmerman, L.M.S.W.

Surviving, Healing, and Evolving: Essays of Love, Compassion, Healing and Affirmation for Black People by Rhonda Sherrod, J.D., Ph.D.

The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption by Brian Cuban, J.D.

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jeena Cho, J.D., Karen Gifford, J.D.

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.

The Authentic Lawyer by Hannah Beko, LL.B.

The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness by Stewart L. Levine, J.D.

The Box: An Invitation to Freedom from Anxiety by Wendy Tamis Robbins, J.D.

The Flourishing Lawyer: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Performance and Well-Being by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law by Nancy Levit, J.D., Douglas O. Linder, J.D.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Prof. Rhonda V. Magee, J.D.

The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well by Shailini Jandial George, J.D.

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.

The Truth About Burnout: How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to Do About It by Christina Maslach, Ph.D, Michael P. Leiter, Ph.D.

The Upward Spiral by Harvey Hyman, J.D.

The Wellness Doctrines: For Law Students & Young Lawyers by Jerome Doraisamy, LL.B.

Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

Women in Law by Angela Han, J.D.

Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time by Hallie Neuman Love, J.D. and Nathalie Martin, J.D.

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