Mental Health Resources for Lawyers

We have created a list of mental health resources to support the podcast because mental health is just as important as physical health. Unfortunately, the stigma around mental health and therapy is very prevalent in our society. However, we can resist this stigma by openly acknowledging that being human is not always easy. All of us face adversity at times and need support to navigate life’s challenges. By sharing our stories with one another, we are reminded that we are more alike than we are different. Please check out the following resources to connect with a mental health professional and/or support group.

This list is compiled by Tracena Marie. Tracena is a registered drama therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association. If you would like to learn more ways creative arts therapy modalities may be able to support you, please feel free to contact Tracena Marie at [email protected].

Lawyers Depression Project

Online support group for legal professionals.

American Bar Association

Mental health resource list from the ABA.

The American Institute of Stress

List of mental health apps.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Guide to the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD.

Mental Health America

Guide to improving work/life balance.

Resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

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.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Smart Recovery

In SMART we focus on learning coping skills that work well short- and long-term. We base our ideas on what addiction science has shown to be effective. We have adapted these ideas into SMART’s tools for change.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

This website provides listings of support groups and meeting places and links to local AA chapters.

Narcotics Anonymous

This website provides listings of support groups and meeting places and links to local NA chapters.

The Addiction Recovery Guide

Assisting individuals struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to find help that best suits their needs.

Find a Creative Arts Therapist

Need a healthy, therapeutic outlet to help cope with life’s stressors? Explore and process thoughts and feelings via art, dance, drama, and/or music by connecting with a creative arts therapist!

Live Another Day

Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for People of Color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources.

Detox Local

An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.