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Welcome back once again to Wellness Wednesday Roundup on Lextalk, from LexisNexis. Each week we share a handful of recent stories about health and wellness for lawyers, who lead busy lives that often lead to issues like depression and burnout. Clients are served better by healthy lawyers.
First up this week, Law.com, which has "embarked on a yearlong investigation into mental health across every sector of the legal profession," posted this special analysis on what some say is the cause of major mental health issues for lawyers: the billable hour. Registration is required to read the article.
Law.com also has this article on how keeping healthy can make you a better boss. It includes tips on sleeping, diet and exercise. Check it out here.
Next, Canadian Lawyer magazine looks at studies of US and Canadian lawyers and reveals some key takeaways on mental health in the legal industry such as stress levels, depression, and drinking. There's also the personal tale of Nova Scotia judge Timothy Daley, who reveals his struggles with depression. Read that here.
Lastly, we offer our congratulations to Robin Bresky, who was honored as Woman Lawyer of the Year by South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). Bresky created the Attorney Wellness Exchange, which seeks to help lawyers with their work-life balance so they can lead more productive, less stressful lives. Read more about Bresky here.
That's the roundup this week!