Mental & Psychological Wellbeing
Staying mentally and psychologically healthy is incredibly important when involved in the high-stress world of law.
Starting the Conversation about Mental Health in the Profession
This program offers support, advice and training to Lawyer Assistance Programs serving Canada's legal professionals. We conduct research into the personal and professional challenges affecting lawyers. We develop programs to address them and to help lawyers lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more.
Mindful Lawyer CPD Series.
Some articles tagged with “resilience” from Psychology Today.
Dr. Larry Richard discusses how lawyers “consistently score low on a trait called Resilience.”
An article from Slaw about being a resilient lawyer.
How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events: these are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.
The American Psychological Association has a guide to help you on The Road to Resilience.
The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today’s Complex Legal Environment is a report on staying adaptable as a lawyer.
An article from CBA’s Practice Link with some tips on how to deal with Stress and Burnout.
Some information and ideas about how to manage your stress in the legal world.
LPAC has teamed up with practicePRO to offer you the Internet Stress Coach and the “Getting Stress Hardy” modules of practicePRO’s Online Coaching Centre. Developed with the guidance of LPAC and the Ontario Bar Assistance Program, all 23 of the included modules are offered free of charge.
A Lawyer’s Guide To Dealing With Burnout: Does Burnout Mean I Should Leave My Job Or The Law Altogether from Lawyers with Depression on dealing with lawyer burnout.
A frank discussion about lawyer burnout and some ideas on how to manage it.
Psychology Today offers strategies to help lawyers prevent burnout.
Preventing an Unhealthy Relationship with Alcohol
Some health information about alcohol from Whole Living.
The University of California’s article on What is healthy drinking also discusses why people drink.
Dealing with Perfectionism
A report from Anxiety BC on how to overcome perfectionism.
An article from Slaw about perfectionism in law.
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