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Well-Being Week in Law: Emotional Wellness

This May 2-6, as part of Well-Being Week in Law, The Missouri Bar’s Lawyers Living Well Special Committee will provide resources to help Missouri lawyers focus on well-being in the legal profession. It’s no secret that the practice of law can be overwhelming, and mental health and substance use issues are prominent in the profession. Well-Being Week in Law is a national event with the aim of raising awareness about mental health and encouraging action and innovation across the profession to improve well-being.

The focus for Friday, May 6, 2022, is emotional well-being, which means identifying and managing our emotions in a productive way that helps us make good decisions and achieve our goals. Emotional well-being also includes seeking help for mental health when needed.

Brain break: Stress is a normal part of daily life, but there are ways to cope. In this short video, Anne Chambers, director of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, reviews 10 fast ways to reduce stress and improve well-being.

Daily dose of headlines: Depression, anxiety, stress, and risky drinking are significantly higher among women lawyers. Learn more in this revealing study published by the Public Library of Science. Judges also face unique types of stress, which can lead to depression and impact energy levels, sleep quality, and concentration. Find specifics in this study on Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary.

Event: Dive into the weekend with a mocktail! Need inspiration? Watch this demonstration by MOLAP’s Anne Chambers: https://youtu.be/UTPCoMINeP4 Cheers!

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