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Well-Being Committee


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.

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 August 2019 Health & Wellness Month issue of St. Louis Lawyer

Miss the live webinar with Todd Whitthorne, "The What, How and Why of Optimal Health!"? BAMSL members can  watch the replay here.


ABA Report    Lawyer Assistance Programs    Suicide Prevention    Addiction Support    LGBTQ+ Resources 

ABA Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being

Report from the ABA's National Task Force on Lawyer Well-BeingReport 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

 Well-Being Pledge

 ABA Well-Being Podcast Series


Lawyer Assistance Programs

MOLAP logoMissouri 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 logoIllinois 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 Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs logoABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs


Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logoNational 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.


Behavioral Health Response logoBehavioral Health Response (serves the City of St. Louis and the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, Iron, St. Francois and Washington)

Need to talk? Feeling depressed? In a crisis? Thoughts of suicide?
Call 314-469-6644 or toll-free 1-800-811-4760. TTY: 314-469-3638


Crisis Text Line logoCrisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 or visit


Veterans Crisis Line logoVeterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit


Addiction Support

Alcoholics Anonymous logoAlcoholics Anonymous

Find a group at


Narcotics Anonymous logoNarcotics Anonymous

Find a group at


1-888-BETS-OFF logo1-888-BETS-OFF (Gambling Addiction)

Call 1-888-BETS-OFF (238-7633) or visit


LGBTQ+ Resources

PROMO logoPROMO (Missouri statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy organization)


PrideSTL logoPrideSTL


PFLAG logoPFLAG (Support, education and advocacy for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ.)

PFLAG St. Louis    PFLAG St. Charles



Committee Leadership 

2018-20 Committee Chair

David Crawford David E. Crawford
Crawford IP Law


20 firms participating in the Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge reported providing over 27,813 hours of pro bono legal services in 2019, and over 100,370 total hours have been reported since the Challenge started in 2017.