Mental Health Briefs Archive

Mental Health Briefs Archives

Opening RemarksAccess these short, helpful tips to better understand mental health and resources available to Ontario lawyers. These briefs are provided by a variety of individuals speaking in their own capacity and are not a substitute for professional care. If you are in crisis, we encourage you to urgently contact a mental health service provider.

Mental Health Brief #18

Managing Demands

With legal work requiring exactitude and such attention to detail, it is easy for lawyers to lose sight of the importance of monitoring their functioning. Exercising a normal amount of self-care can help lawyers do an even better job at work.

Mental Health Brief #16

Mental Health Brief #16

Maintaining limits with alcohol

Limiting alcohol consumption is important in managing personal wellbeing.

Mental Health Brief #13

Managing expectations

Most lawyers aim to please; they want to be useful and effective. To be sure, managing expectations is a major part of the job. Managing time, relationships, demands, expectations and one's own emotional needs is key to a healthy and productive career.

Mental Health Brief #1

Distinguish habits from addictions

We all have good and bad habits, from things like gambling or smoking, to having cereal every morning, or brushing our teeth before bed. Habits and addictions are at opposite sides of the dependency scale, and while differentiating between the two can be challenging, it's important to do so.