Help When You Need It Most
The Knoxville Bar Association's Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Program is a confidential program to assist lawyers, law firms and families of lawyers suffering from alcoholism, addiction or other mental or emotional problems that impair the lawyers' ability to practice law. All communication with the LCFL committee is confidential.
Get assistance in identifying, treating and recovering from these illnesses. It's a free, confidential membership service of the Knoxville Bar Association.
For more information, please contact Committee Chairs Jim Cornelius at 292-2515 or John Butler at 244-3925.
CLE Handout – How to Save a Life: Lifeguard Training for the Legal Profession
TENNESSEE LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TLAP)
Ted Rice, Executive Director
QPR stands for
Question, Persuade, and Refer
-- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action.
When you apply QPR, you plant the seeds of hope. Hope helps prevent a suicide.You have to take care of yourself to be a lifeguard!
Learn more from Amy Dolinky, the East Tennessee Regional Coordinator of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (tspn.org).
Health & Wellness Center Resources
Recordings by Jon Kabat-Zinn. These are available for purcahse and you can download these directly to your computer.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: Scripts vary from 5 mins to 19 mins. (Free for download and also available in Spanish.)
Dartmouth: Audio recording of a 10-minute relaxation & mindfulness practice. (Free for download.)
Self Assessment Tools
Studies and Statistics on Lawyer Mental Health
BNAABA’s Focus on Lawyers’ Well-Being Is “Right Thing to Do’
May 7, 2018
NYTimes: Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness
Jan. 28, 2018
Above The Law: Staying Well In Law School
Aug. 9, 2017
NYTimes: Lawyer, The Addict
July 15, 2017
CNN: Why are Lawyers Killing Themselves
Jan. 20, 2014
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