Lawyers And Legal Professionals Must Care For Their Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Fighting isolation and loneliness amid a broad public health concern might seem more challenging, but the best way to do it is generally the same as in the absence of an outbreak: with intention and commitment. Schedule time to check in (by phone or video) with family and friends and keep the appointment. Even if you’re tired, make the calls and give yourself permission to be fully present for the conversations. In a time of increased stress, a sense of connection can be transformative and, for some, lifesaving.

—  Patrick Krill, an attorney who is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and works as a consultant to numerous law firms on mental health and substance abuse issues, in an op-ed about how lawyers and legal professionals can protect their mental health during the coronavirus outbreak that’s plagued the world.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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