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

Walk for Mental Wellness (3/21/2019)

The Wellness Committee encourages all members to consider forming a team for the upcoming Walk for Wellness. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and All Souls Counseling are hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Wellness 5k walk at Carrier Park on June 15 at 10:00 AM. The walk is $10/person, or [...] 

Only Six More Weeks to Use Your 2018 BarCARES benefits (11/19/2018)

Did you know that all lawyers and judges in the 28th Judicial District are eligible for 3 free executive wellness coaching sessions for lawyers or 3 free mental health care sessions with a local therapist this calendar year? If you have not yet used your 2018 BarCARES benefits, call BarCARES at 800-640-0735 during business hours. [...] 

Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress… (11/8/2018)

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress…, Washington Post

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