TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Nov 7, 2018

Do you or someone close to you need help with stress, substance abuse or mental health? In his column this month, TBA President Jason Pannu delves into how lawyers can watch for unhealthy habits, and focus on well-being -- and what the options are for help, such as the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, when needed. He also directs readers to a report published by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The report, “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change,” makes recommendations "on what we can do to: reduce the level of toxicity in our profession, reduce the stigma of mental health and substance abuse, encourage self-help behaviors, recognize well-being as part of a lawyer’s duty of competence, begin a dialogue about suicide prevention, and support a Lawyer Well-Being Index to measure the profession’s progress."