Mental Health and Lawyers – An Unspoken Struggle 

Feb. 3, 2017

Lawyers suffer mental health challenges, particularly depression and anxiety, at an alarmingly high rate.  What is it about lawyers and the work they do that causes this problem and what can be done to address it?

Judge Timothy Daley of the Nova Scotia Family Court has spoken with lawyers across Canada about depression for several years.   He began this work as President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 2012 by sharing his own experience with this disease.  He has brought his story of struggle, recovery and hope to lawyers and others across Canada.   

In this video Judge Daley will provide some startling information about how and why lawyers experience depression at a disproportionate rate.  He also will explain how lawyers can help themselves and one another and recover to good health to serve their clients and the public.


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    Ginette Little
    PD Program Coordinator