An introduction from the Honorable Eric S. Rosen
Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
Suicide Prevention Month September 2023
Research Supports the Need to Focus on Well-Being in the Legal Profession
21-36% qualify as problem drinkers. Higher for men; under 30; private practice and solo practitioners.
28% report mild or higher depression symptoms. Highest for men and solo practitioners.
23% report mild or higher stress symptoms. Highest for women and solo practitioners.
19% report mild or higher anxiety symptoms. Highest for women and solo practitioners.
11% of lawyers have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their career