In that circumstance it would be out of fear of having my reputation damaged at my firm, especially among certain partners. There is also the concern that the Law Society might question my fitness to practice, even if things weren't severe.
If you're not well, and you've had negative or discouraging experiences with mental health help- the discouragement is compounded and it makes it substantially more difficult to motivate oneself to try again.
Not applicable. I did seek help and it has made a huge difference.
“There’s this notion that everyone in law is perfect…We are such a high-achieving profession. Everyone seems so smart. And no one is willing to show any weakness. It can feel like you’re the only idiot who doesn’t know everything. This makes it difficult to see the world through rational eyes.”
– Precedent Magazine “The mental health crisis in law”
Refrain from blame– Mental illness has an external locus of control and it can happen to anyone at any time. Don’t blame yourself or anyone else when in distress, and at the same time, don’t brush difficult feelings aside.