Our very own Stuart Mauney will be speaking at the IADC Midyear Meeting in Pebble Beach, California, this coming Monday, February 22. Stuart’s presentation is entitled “Taking Action: Recognizing & Responding to Depression, Suicide & Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession.” He will be talking about some of the data on lawyer mental health and substance abuse from a recently published study, sponsored by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. This study was published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, Jan./Feb. 2016.
As you may know from his past posts here at Abnormal Use, Stuart is a mental health advocate and frequent speaker on lawyer mental health. We have asked him to provide further information on this landmark study in a future blog post.