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COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for Lawyers

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Help for everything from stress to social distancing.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by COVID-19, you’re not alone. Simply trying to stay up on breaking news and developments can be stressful.

Accordingly, the American Bar Association, in association with Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) nationwide, has compiled a directory of mental health resources for the legal profession.

Click here to locate the lawyers assistance program in your jurisdiction.

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Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession During COVID-19
The following is from the ABA:

· To get free, confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line which is 741741. Learn more
· Science-based strategies for coping with COVID anxiety
· Guided meditation (23 minutes) for dealing with anxiety

Law Practice Management/Leadership
· Prioritizing in a Pandemic for Law Firms (video)
· Covid-19: Awareness, Response, and Workplace Plans/Policies (Part 1)
· Covid-19: Law Firm Operations (Part 2)
· Covid-19: Serving Clients (Part 3)
· This article discusses organizational leadership and managing COVID-19 panic.  Read article
· Here are tips for working remotely from Fast Company: View tips

This article shares specifics about mental health and panic associated with COVID-19.  Read article

Social Distancing
Coping mentally with social distancing, isolation and quarantine (4 page flyer from SAMHSA)

Staying Mentally Healthy
· Mindfulness in Law Society’s free online resources:
including Mindful Mondays, a free virtual guided meditation session each week
· Challenges for mental health and coping mechanisms during COVID-19 are outlined by the CDC
· Great tips for staying mentally healthy
· Find tips for managing our mental health in troubling times
· Suggestions for taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
· National Association for the Mentally Ill Online Support Groups
· Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

· This article provides tips on managing stress levels in the office. Read article
· Coping with Stress (4 page flyer from SAMHSA)

Substance Use Resources
· AA
· AA – Online
· AA COVID-19 Informational Page
· Al-Anon
· Al-Anon – Online
· In the Rooms
· In The Rooms: An Online Addiction Recovery Community AA, NA, Dual Diagnosis, SAA (sex addiction), CPA (chronic pain)
· NA – Online
· NA Online Meetings “Addicts helping Addicts Recover”
· NA COVID-19 Informational Page
· Online Support Group meetings
· Recovery Dharma: “Healing from Addiction with Buddhist Practice”, daily meetings via computer, smartphone or dial-in
· Smart Recovery
· Author Brian Cuban’s blog “The Addicted Lawyer” offers guidance and options for recovery meetings.
· Importance of seeking help for mental health and substance use disorders – Fear Not: Speaking Out to End Stigma (three minute video)

Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

Visit the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ website for additional information and resources about mental health and substance use.

Sign up for the FREE webinar “10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Cybersecurity in 2020.” The program is presented on March 31. It carries one free hour of lawyer CLE credit. Sign up here.


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