ABA Journal discusses lawyer depression in the article “Lawyer Depression Comes Out of the Closet” by Debra Cassens Weiss:
About 19 percent of lawyers experience depression at any given time, compared with 6.7 percent of the general population. About 20 percent of lawyers have drinking problems, twice the rate of the general population.
Many lawyers hide such conditions for fear of losing their practices. The article highlights several resources that lawyers can use to address these serious issues, including the website created by attorney Dan Lukasik, which offers information and support for lawyers with depression.