Wellness Resources

BarCares

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

Buncombe Bar Featured in NC State Bar Journal (3/3/2021)

The Buncombe County Bar’s Mindfulness Meditation classes were featured in the most recent edition of the North Carolina State Bar Journal. Click here to read the article by Laura Mahr.

See the River, Not the Rocks (11/5/2020)

See the River, Not the Rocks by Robin Castellani

Free Virtual Resilience Coaching through BarCARES (4/12/2020)

As we navigate the many unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, we likely need additional tools to help us address the fear that arises, both personally and professionally. Free virtual (by phone or zoom meeting) coaching sessions are currently available through BarCARES with Laura Mahr, Executive Resilience Coach and founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC. If [...] 

Informational Slideshows

The Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller and Opioid Addiction and Death

From E. Blake Fagan, MD Medical Director, OBOT program, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine Chief Education Officer, MAHEC

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

From Richard Blanks, MD, JD