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May 1-7 is Mental Health Week, and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s theme this year is #My Story. To increase awareness and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, lawyers from Saskatchewan and across the country have shared their stories in recent years, including by participating in the national study Wellness of the Legal Profession. Every story supports healing and community and helps promote understanding about mental health and wellness. The Law Society is grateful to each person who has chosen to share their story.
These are some of the Mental Health and Lawyer Well-Being activities available in the Law Society’s Recorded Versions Shop:
For other useful resources, check out Bite Size CPD, Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association’s wellness articles and the Canadian Bar Association’s well-being resources and course titled Mental Health and Well-Being in the Legal Profession.
Reading or hearing about mental health issues may stir up painful feelings or thoughts. Lawyers are reminded they can contact Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) at 1-800-663-1142 at any time – any Saskatchewan lawyer, articling student, law student or their eligible family member may contact LCL 24 hours a day, 7 days a week directly for confidential assistance.
Anyone in crisis can call 911 or the Saskatchewan 24/7 Help Lines.