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Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Oct 16, 2019

Compassion fatigue is the cumulative physical, emotional and psychological effect of exposure to traumatic stories or events when working in a helping capacity, combined with the strain and stress of everyday life.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Oct 9, 2019

[CW: Suicide]
October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day for us to unite in our efforts to improve the mental health of people around the world. The theme selected for this year is suicide prevention, because one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Oct 2, 2019

Attaining great health is not a mystery, it's really a pretty simple puzzle. Despite that fact many individuals invest significant time and money trying to find a missing clue, or "the magic bullet." The solutions are staring us right in the face…and, as you probably suspect, you already know what they are.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Sep 25, 2019

So many of us feel stressed, fatigued, rushed and short on quality time. There are consequences for living in an overstimulated society. Sensory overload can negatively affect our physical and mental well-being.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Sep 18, 2019

You don't need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health – and often, just talking about it can be the first important step in understanding where someone is with their mental health, and helping them get support or treatment if needed.


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DID YOU KNOW?

21% — 36% of practicing lawyers qualify as problem drinkers. 28% are struggling with some level of depression, 19% with anxiety, and 23% with stress. According to a 2016 ABA & Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study. Learn more from BAMSL's Well-Being Committee.