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?

The flaw with perfectionism (by Aya Lewih)

It is widely acknowledged that perfectionism is a common trait amongst law students and lawyers. Indeed, many lawyers identify as perfectionists. However, given the prevalence of mental distress among lawyers, one must question whether perfectionism adds value or whether it is contributing to the elevated levels of distress in the ...

Are eating disorders being forgotten in fight for wellbeing?

While significant strides continue to be made in addressing anxiety and depression by the Australian legal profession, and support mechanisms for students and practitioners alike expand, it is possible another significant mental ailment is getting lost in the shuffle: eating disorders, writes Jerome Doraisamy. A recent study of American law students, ...