Wellness

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The more lawyers get paid, the more likely they are to experience depression, dissatisfaction with their career choice and work-life balance conflict, according to research.

Lawyers holding down jobs at large firms in the private sector, widely considered to be the most prestigious roles, were most likely to experience depressive symptoms.

It is very important to take the time to take care of yourself. Wellness is a term often used but can be a little hard to define. Wellness can mean different things to different people. It might mean eating healthy, staying fit, making time for family or meditation. Law schools and law societies in Canada are recognizing the importance of lawyer wellness and providing more information and resources. Take the time to build wellness into your day to day schedule. 

If you need assistance, reach out. Be proactive and talk to the Lawyer's Assistance Program, a counsellor or medical professional.