There has been much publicity in the last few days about the results of a recent survey by Beaton Consulting and beyondblue, which has established that lawyers are two and a half times more likely than members of the general public to suffer from moderate to severe depression. They are also much more likely to use alcohol or drugs to try to manage stress. I have written a few posts (here and here) on the issue.
Have a look at this post by guest contributor Helen on the Junior Lawyers’ Union blog. She is trying to set up an organisation, Blue Letter Lawyers, to help lawyers deal with depression. If you want to get involved, please contact myself or BLL.