The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program receives calls almost weekly about a lawyer loss by suicide. In fact, 11 percent of lawyers have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their career. Will you make a commitment to help another lawyer and to help yourself? If you are experiencing substance abuse or depression and anxiety, call TLAP right now 24/7. All calls are confidential. You can help another lawyer who might otherwise be in such pain that suicide seems the only option. You can help yourself by fine-tuning your own lawyer wellness program. You can learn how to help a survivor from a loss by suicide, whether it is a colleague or a loved one. TLAP is available to all legal communities to make a one-hour ethics presentation that is designed for your group needs at no charge. Call TLAP at (800) 343-8527 (TLAP) or go to and click on Suicide Prevention under What We Help With for current research to help lawyers. Additional resources include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-TALK. .