Mental Health Briefs

Opening RemarksMental Health Briefs

Access 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 #33

Food for Thought

How can you incorporate healthy eating into your packed schedule? Here are four simple tips to help make a healthy diet more convenient

Mental Health Brief #32

Health Tips to Benefit Your Body and Mind

Here are four tips to help lawyers establish healthy habits that can improve physical and mental well-being.

Mental Health Brief #30

Be Productive While Finding Deeply Meaningful Success

Exercising self-compassion can help lawyers avoid the negative effects of burnout and lead more productive lives.

Mental Health Brief #29

7 Signs You Need a New Mindset

If you identify with any of these signs, adopting a “growth mindset” could change how your life feels and looks for the better.

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.