The hard truth is that 32 percent of lawyers 30 years old or younger have a problem with drinking or substance abuse. FLA provides young lawyers with many resources, including links to videos on how to deal with stress and how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
#StigmaFreeYLD aims to end ALL the stigmas that lawyers face when it comes to addressing mental health and wellness issues -- and we want ALL of you to know that seeking help does NOT make you less of a lawyer.
Quite the contrary: It makes you a better, stronger lawyer.
Meet Florida Bar member and Broward County lawyer Hillary Cassel, who talks about how she took action to overcome her mental health and wellness challenges and how she has become a better attorney because of it.