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Suicide Prevention

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

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The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program provides confidential help and support for lawyers and law students in Kansas. The program is dedicated to helping with many personal and professional issues that may impact a legal professional. To find out more about KALAP, visit www.kalap.com.