Chapter Snapshot: Why is there such a stigma about depression in law?


86% of professionals note that they would rather suffer in silence than tell their colleagues or superiors about any mental health conditions they may be experiencing, out of fear of being fired or passed over for promotion. Why is this the case? And how can you navigate your way through this issue?

When do I disclose my mental health issues?

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a close friend, who sought my counsel on when she should tell the guy she has just started seeing that she has suffered from bi-polar disorder, and whether she should tell him at all. It’s an issue I’ve thought a lot about in ...

Tips to work around depression when studying (by Chelsea McNeill)

Chelsea McNeill is a first year law/journalism student at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Last year I was diagnosed with depression. Although all aspects of my life were affected, my ability and motivation to study declined drastically. I went from a diligent studier to someone who could spend almost entire days in ...