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Addressing Mental Health Stigma: Supporting a Healthier Prof

Addressing Mental Health Stigma: Supporting a Healthier Profession
Monday, May 20, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Format: Webinar

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 Non-Members

Please Note:A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants 2 hours prior to the start of the event.

Although we have come a long way in reducing mental health stigma, it remains one of the top reasons why law students, lawyers and judges are reluctant to seek help.

Panelists will discuss the negative impacts stigma can have and how to overcome them; what to look for when one decides to seek assistance; and the options that are available.

Sometimes a reluctance to begin therapy can be about not knowing how or where to begin. For example, having unanswered questions such as “How do I find a therapist?”, “What should I look for in a therapist?”, “What should I expect in a therapy session?” and other similar concerns can be the difference between reaching out and not reaching out for support that could otherwise be beneficial to you.

This program will seek to answer questions that individuals who are considering therapy or other types of support will likely have and will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions about getting the right help.

Panelists will provide practical tools to help support good mental health in yourself and others as part of an integrated self-care plan, including mindfulness-based tips to help address anxiety and depression in real time.

Attendees will also hear from an attorney who experienced a mental health problem while working in big law, his journey of recovery and what he does to eliminate stigma.

Joel Kosman, LCSW Psychotherapist and counselor to attorneys and other career Professionals
Joseph Milowic, III, Of Counsel and Director of Well-Being at Quinn Emanuel and Cofounder of the Lawyers Depression Project
Lisa Podemski, Attorney for Children, Legal Aid Society; Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher; Chair, Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee
Eileen Travis, LCSW-R Executive Director, Lawyer Assistance Program

Sponsoring Committees:
Lawyer Assistance Program Committee, Priscilla Lundin, Chair
Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law, Lisa Podemski, Chair
Sponsoring Organization:
Lawyer Assistance Program, Eileen Travis, Executive Director

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