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2021
October
01,
2021
| 16:11 PM America/Chicago
by Roger Whittler, LPC, Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program clinicianPeople suffering from mental health and substance challenges often struggle in secrecy, afraid to seek help for fear of being alienated and treated negatively. While a significant ...
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September
30,
2021
| 12:06 PM America/Chicago
After cancer and heart disease, suicide is the third most common cause of death among lawyers. Research indicates lawyers are also the "most depressed" of 105 surveyed professions. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In an effort to open...
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September
28,
2021
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of the Missouri Bar, their families, and law students in Missouri. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal c...
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September
22,
2021
| 12:06 PM America/Chicago
Suicide is a sensitive topic – even so, it’s something we should talk about. After cancer and heart disease, suicide is the third most common cause of death among lawyers. Research indicates lawyers are also the "most depressed" of 105 surveyed profe...
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September
01,
2021
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Lawyers Living Well Special Committee has planned a month of educational content to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, subject that affects all lawyers, and specifically Missouri...
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July
07,
2021
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
Lawyers are consistently near or at the top of the list of professions with the highest suicide rates. After cancer and heart disease, suicide is the third most common cause of death among lawyers. Research indicates lawyers are also the "most depres...
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June
17,
2021
| 16:51 PM America/Chicago
by Roger Whittler, LPC, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program Clinician We have all engaged in avoidance and have all experienced someone else doing it. Overcoming destructive avoiding behavior is a positive contribution to mental health. According to...
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June
01,
2021
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
You are not a failure if you ask for help. That's the message Roger Whittler continuously relays to lawyers through The Missouri Bar's lawyers' assistance program.Whittler is a part-time clinician for the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, a free ...
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May
11,
2021
| 14:39 PM America/Chicago
by Anne Chambers, LCSW, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance ProgramBipolar disorder is a mood condition defined by mood fluctuations. Those living with it may experience distinct peaks and valleys, known as manic or depressive episodes. Between episodes, th...
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May
03,
2021
| 16:03 PM America/Chicago
Today marks the start of Well-Being Week in Law, a national observation aimed at raising awareness of mental health and encouraging action and innovation across the profession to improve well-being.  Missouri lawyers are not alone when it comes to ex...
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April
29,
2021
| 15:48 PM America/Chicago
by Roger D. Whittler, LPC, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program ClinicianToxic workplaces are often described as excruciating. A person feels hopeless when one’s livelihood is wedged against the suffering anticipated with going to work. The hopeless ...
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April
28,
2021
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
It’s no secret that lawyers, judges, and law students carry high amounts of stress and anxiety. Studies have shown they are also more at risk for depression and substance use concerns. Even if a lawyer is not directly struggling with wellness or ment...
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April
27,
2021
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
Finals, particularly in law school, can be stressful. Between studying and exams, it’s important that law students take time to focus on their mental health. Each month, The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program hosts special office hours for law stud...
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April
19,
2021
| 13:53 PM America/Chicago
With recent and ongoing news coverage of increased gun violence and the frequent occurrence of officer-involved shootings across the country, it is important, though not necessarily obvious, to consider individual wellness. These incidents, and the c...
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March
15,
2021
| 15:10 PM America/Chicago
As we near the one-year anniversary of adapting our lives and practices to a global pandemic, I wanted to talk to you about recent decisions your Board of Governors have made to improve the profession for you and the clients you serve.Lingering pande...
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March
05,
2021
| 13:49 PM America/Chicago
Members of The Missouri Bar’s newly created Lawyers Living Well Special Committee met for the first time Friday, Feb. 26. The committee was formed under the direction of 2020-21 Missouri Bar President John Gunn and is aimed at addressing well-being m...
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March
03,
2021
| 07:32 AM America/Chicago
The 2020 Journal of the Professional Lawyer recently released its Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary report which was created to identify issues unique to the judiciary, how those issues affect judges as individuals, and what strategies judg...
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February
23,
2021
| 10:48 AM America/Chicago
The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is planning its 2021 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs. This year's conference, “Writing the LAP Story: Reset, Recover, Renew,” will be held Sept. 21...
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February
22,
2021
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
By Anne Chambers, LCSW, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program director Even though we began the new year with renewed hope for a new normal, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our day-to-day routines. Each of us — and those we se...
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February
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Roger Whittler, LPC, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program clinicianDepression has been described as a profound sadness and inability to experience pleasure.We can all be helpers if we understand that depression symptoms rarely manifest as clearly ...
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January
21,
2021
| 13:05 PM America/Chicago
The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP) is set to hold remote student office hours for all four Missouri law schools through May. MOLAP offers free, 24/7, professional, confidential counseling for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate famil...
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January
19,
2021
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
Many of us approach the long dark of winter with a sense of deep dismay. After the frantic activity of the holidays, it is hard to look at the next few months with joy or anticipation. The days are short, and the weather is often dreary. Add the stre...
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January
08,
2021
| 15:55 PM America/Chicago
Winter is officially here, and it’s a time when seasonal depression can present itself. Here, Anne Chambers, director of The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, offers some insight into the condition and how Missouri lawyers can seek support in dea...
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2020
December
18,
2020
| 12:46 PM America/Chicago
The leaves have fallen and the ads in our Sunday paper are promoting their annual holiday gathering wares as if nothing has changed. But it has. Some are grieving — or living in fear of — the loss of loved ones to the coronavirus; all of us are griev...
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December
03,
2020
| 16:58 PM America/Chicago
I hope this holiday season finds you and your practice faring well. As we all look forward to a new year and progression toward the semblance of a pandemic-free world, I wanted to talk to you about what your Missouri Bar has been doing and what’s to ...
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November
18,
2020
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
Being a first-year law student is considered one of the most stressful times during the journey in the practice of law. The transition from undergraduate to graduate school is a challenge for all professions, although the highest levels of stress hav...
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November
06,
2020
| 14:25 PM America/Chicago
Joseph M. Page of the Joe Page Law Firm, LLC in Jefferson City is being recognized with the 2020 Warren Welliver Award. Each year the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program presents this recognition to a lawyer who exemplifies compassion and concern fo...
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November
06,
2020
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program presents one lawyer each year with the Dorothy Kaiser Award in recognition of the pioneering contributions over the years in the field of chemical dependency, recovery and continuing, compassionate care for im...
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October
08,
2020
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
The year 2020 has been filled with challenges and stresses, while also opening opportunities to recommit to personal well-being. The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Law School Committee and the ABA Law Student ...
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September
30,
2020
| 13:44 PM America/Chicago
by Anne Chambers, LCSW September is time to honor two important occasions: National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Lawyers have above average rates of substance concerns, depression and suicide. In a 2015 study by the H...
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