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Well-Being Pledge Campaign

In 2017, the ABA launched the Well-Being Pledge Campaign to improve the substance use and mental health landscape of the legal profession, with an emphasis on helping legal employers support a healthy and sustainable work environment. Participating in the Pledge is a visible way for legal employers to help break down barriers to obtaining mental health support.

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Well-Being Week in Law

Well-Being Week in Law - an initiative of the Institute for Well-Being in Law - takes place the first week of May every year to raise awareness about mental health and encourage action across the profession. This year, the ABA has compiled a variety of programs dedicated to promoting the mental wellness of legal professionals.

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BetterHelp

BetterHelp provides convenient, affordable, and personalized therapy – 100% online. ABA Members are eligible for 25% off your first month!

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The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change

Since the August 2017 release of the landmark report "The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change" by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, the topic of well-being has gained momentum as individuals and legal organizations increasingly recognize the importance of lawyer well-being and its impact on lawyer functioning.

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Additional Mental Health Resources

Lawyer Assistance Programs throughout the country provide confidential services and support to judges, lawyers and law students who facing are mental health or substance use issues.

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About CoLAP

The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is devoted to the advancement of well-being in the legal profession.