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?

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 ...

Selecting the right study environment (by Sam Coten)

Sam is a first year law student from Perth, Western Australia. I’m passionate about what I do– I’m not sure how many people feel the same, but I like to learn. Sometimes though, the monotonous repetition of slaving away at my notepad and textbooks, trying to force more and more facts ...