Do you know a lawyer, judge or law student? If so consider directing them to a new program called "Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession", an initiative designed by the The Canadian Bar Association / L'Association du Barreau canadien, the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and Bell Let's Talk, specifically for those working in the field.
Statistics Canada has found that doctors, lawyers, and engineers are all at higher risk of mental illness, including depression, anxiety, addiction and suicide, compared to the general population. And as a past president of the Canadian Bar reported, "As lawyers, we really are compelled to present a consistently confident view of ourselves, our place in the system and in our client's businesses", making it difficult for those in law to not only recognize mental health issues, but to also seek help.
The course offered online is designed to provide "Canadian lawyers, judges, and law students education, supports, and resources to assist them in understanding mental health and addiction issues ... to contribute to the building of a culture of wellness and self-care throughout the legal profession in Canada". The course offers tips on fostering prevention strategies, how to recognize the symptoms of various disorders, as well as discusses the treatment options available, and offers support and resources where individuals can seek further help.
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