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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2019

"I often reflect back on those brutal moments and wonder why I am still here," lawyer Brian Cuban writes. "People did not mind their own business at the right moment for intervention to occur before I completed the act of suicide." Cuban recounts his years with depression, addiction and near-suicide, crediting family and friends who did not "mind their own business." Originally published by the Texas Bar Journal, this article in Above the Law has explains that even if you don't want to get involved if you suspect someone needs help, you should. Cuban points out that lawyers are 3.6 times as likely as non-lawyers to suffer from depression, have the highest problem drinking rate, and are in fourth place in dying by suicide. Read Cuban's account and "pledge to ask someone how he or she is doing."