The Well-Being Committee was created in the 2018-2019 bar year to promote the well-being of legal professionals and law students by providing education and resources in the areas of mental health, stress management, addiction, physical health, work/life balance, and other quality of life and quality of career issues.
Online Forum Resources Committee Leadership
Report from the ABA's National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
In the Report, the Task Force defines well-being and sheds light on the lack of well-being in the legal profession. Then the report offers concrete, actionable recommendations on how to fix the problems with lawyer well-being. The recommendations are organized by global actions that everyone can take, and then broken down by stakeholder.
Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers & Legal Employers
Lawyer Assistance Programs
Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP) | 1-800-688-7859
The Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal problems such as substance abuse, depression, stress and burnout.
Model Policy for Law Firms
Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program | 1-800-LAP-1233
Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families concerned about alcohol abuse, drug dependency, or stress related issues like anxiety, burnout, depression, and many others. Our services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support, and intervention.
ABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 or visit https://www.crisistextline.org
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Find a group at https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources
Find a group at https://www.na.org/meetingsearch
1-888-BETS-OFF (Gambling Addiction)
Call 1-888-BETS-OFF (238-7633) or visit https://www.888betsoff.com
2018-20 Committee Chair
David E. Crawford
Crawford IP Law