TexasBarCLE is offering a free half-hour presentation about the impact of addictions and mental health impairments on the lives of attorneys.

“What Lawyers Need to Know about Depression and Suicide” will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. September 10 via live webcast (the video will be available to watch for credit through August 31, 2020). The CLE will include discussions on depression, anxiety, suicide, and other mental health issues among attorneys and law students and how they affect the practice of law.

The training will cover mental health issues that lead to suicide (the third leading cause of death among attorneys), Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 8.03 (reporting professional misconduct), and fitness requirements. Attendees will learn how to recognize signs of some mental health disorders, examine resources and solutions offered by the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, and explore specific lawyer-centered suicide prevention training.

Registration is only available online and can be done here.

For more information and resources on mental health, go to tlaphelps.org. The September issue of the Texas Bar Journal also features four articles on lawyer wellness and can be read at texasbar.com/tbj or texasbar.com/digitaltbj.