TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 28, 2019
A new editorial in the ABA Journal comes from the perspective of an attorney who has lived with depression for 40 years. Stephanie Mitchell Hughes describes her lifelong struggle, including uneasiness over taking medication and thoughts of suicide. It is important to speak honestly about mental health issues, she said, in order to end the stigma surrounding them and encourage others to get help. "The legal profession must stop pretending that the proverbial emperor is wearing clothes," Hughes writes. "Contrary to popular belief, we are merely human."