Lawyers are not immune from the many struggles all Americans deal with. Millions in our country suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. Millions more struggle with alcohol and/or drug dependency. Many may find their careers and families slipping away and don’t know what to do or where to turn.
Lawyers are helpers and counselors who often overlook signs when they themselves need assistance. Attempts to “tough it out alone” can increase the feeling of isolation and may make things worse. By not reaching out for help, a lawyer may jeopardize all that is meaningful in his or her life.
The Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program is confidential and here to help with any issue that is impacting a lawyer’s ability to be a productive member of the legal profession.
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