Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems and those in the profession of law are no exception. In fact, mental health problems impact members of the legal profession at alarming rates.
Lawyers work more hours than almost any other profession. They report higher levels of stress and often report stress associated with success. Since addiction is often a disease of unmanaged stress, there is a strong link between mental health problems and addictive use of alcohol or drugs. Many legal professionals find their careers and families slipping away as they struggle to manage mental health problems and/or addiction.
You're not alone. The Wyoming Lawyer Assistance Program (WyLAP) can help. Learn more.