The Reality About Mental Health and Lawyers with Patrick Krill [GWL 102]

The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast: Inspiration, Growth, and Tactics for Millennial Lawyers and Attorney Entrepreneurs show

Summary: We can’t discuss mental health awareness enough on this podcast or in this profession. Substance abuse remains a huge issue that many lawyers, especially young lawyers, are dealing with.<br> Joining us today is Patrick Krill, the principal and founder of Krill Strategies. Patrick is a globally recognized leading authority on addiction and mental health issues in the legal profession. He is also a licensed attorney, board certified alcohol and drug counselor, author, advocate, and thought leader.<br> What we cover in this episode: <br> <br> * Why is substance abuse such a huge problem in our profession<br> * Why the culture of the profession and law students validates the idea of self-medication<br> * What is alcoholism<br> * How can you recognize if you have an addiction problem<br> * Why denial of an addiction is incentivized by our egos, our concern over our professional competencies.<br> * What role do law firms play in helping lawyers who are addicted<br> * How to grow within a firm and attend social mixers when you have a problem<br> * The ABA and Hazelden Betty Ford foundation joint study<br> * What mental health issues are Baby Boomers experiencing and why we should be aware of it<br> * Why mindfulness and meditation, although important for overall lawyer wellness, is not a good replacement for professional help<br> <br> Resources:<br> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">California Lawyer Assistance Program</a><br> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation</a><br> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ABA Mental Health Resources</a><br> All resources listed on Patrick’s <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">site</a>.<br> Contact information:<br> Website: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a><br> <a class="a2a_button_facebook" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="Facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="Twitter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="Google+" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="LinkedIn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="Pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_email" href=";linkname=The%20Reality%20About%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Lawyers%20with%20Patrick%20Krill%20%5BGWL%20102%5D" title="Email" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_tumblr" href="https://www.addtoany."></a>