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Destigmatizing Mental Health, Promoting Wellness for Law Students

Thursday, 21 November, 2019

This panel will attempt to minimize the stigma of mental health, substance use disorders, and overall wellness because the stigma prevents lawyers from seeking help. The panel will discuss the multiple factors that can hinder seeking help for mental health conditions: (1) failure to recognize symptoms; (2) a culture’s negative attitude about such conditions; (3) fear of adverse reactions by others whose opinions are important; (4) feeling ashamed; (5) viewing help-seeking as a sign of weakness, having a strong preference for self-reliance, and/or having a tendency toward perfectionism; (6) fear of career repercussions.

Room 1130

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