Wellness Resources


LAP and BarCARES provide support to the legal community to assist with a variety of personal, family, and work issues.

BarCARES: Offers lawyers three free confidential counseling sessions annually to assist with a variety of issues, including: stress, personal issues, family issues, work issues, and coaching regarding stress/time management.

LAP: Assists lawyers with a range of issues, including: anxiety; stress, burnout, and work life balance; depression and suicide; anger management; substance abuse; grief and loss. LAP also provides short-term counseling and crisis management, intervention assistance, assessments, referrals to outside resources, long-term aftercare case management and follow up, on-going support, or just a safe space to discuss issues. If you are concerned about the well-being of a colleague, you can also contact LAP to give an anonymous and confidential referral.

Wellness Articles

The Neuroscience of Community (1/21/2020)


America, Can We Talk About Your Drinking? (1/10/2020)

Opinion _ America, Can We Talk About Your Drinking_ – The New York Times

Pack Memorial Library Hosts Oral History Exhibit on Recovery (1/10/2020)

Black Mountain’s Kennedy creates exhibit on substance abuse and recovery in Appalachia Courtesy of John Kennedy, Special to Black Mountain News Published  Jan. 9, 2020  In January, Pack Memorial Library in Asheville will host an oral history exhibition that explores the history of substance use and recovery in Southern Appalachia. The exhibition was created by [...] 

Informational Slideshows

The Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller and Opioid Addiction and Death

[smartslider3 slider=3] From E. Blake Fagan, MD Medical Director, OBOT program, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine Chief Education Officer, MAHEC

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

[smartslider3 slider=2] From Richard Blanks, MD, JD