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The Law Student Podcast

Accessing Mental Health Help for Law Students

DeMario Thornton and Molly Ranns

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Law school, bar prep, and the legal profession in general can be hard on mental health, but there is help through Lawyer Assistance Programs that even law students can access. DeMario Thornton talks with Molly Ranns about the services and support available to help law students and professionals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Molly also outlines what signs and symptoms law students should be aware of to help them assess their own mental well-being.

Molly Ranns is program director for the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan and a co-host of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance Podcast.

Find out more about the Michigan Bar’s program:

Or, search for your state’s LAP program in the ABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs

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