Mental illness and substance abuse are treatable conditions. Help is available to any Texas attorney through the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP), Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and the Confidential Depressive Group for Attorneys. Studies show that the most effective recovery from mental illness and addiction is like a three-legged stool. Each leg is dependent on the other: Medicine, Cognitive Therapy, and Peer Support. Below are some resources that can assist you.
The Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (TLAP) is a confidential crisis counseling and referral program that helps Texas lawyers, law students and judges challenged by substance use and other mental health issues, including clinical depression, anxiety and stress. Information on Dallas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) is available through TLAP.
Learn about the life-saving services of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program through these inspirational videos: Courage, Hope, Help: TLAP is There; Practicing Law and Wellness; and Practicing from the Shadows.
You're Not Alone! Just pick up the phone and dial one of these numbers, or click on the links below. Someone is there waiting to talk to you.
Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program: (800) 343-8527
Mental Health Association: (214) 366-9407
Depression & Suicide:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Family's Anonymous: (800) 736-9805
Gamblers Anonymous: (626) 960-3500
How to Protect Your Clients and Your Firm in the Event of Your Death, Disability, Impairment or Incapacity: The State Bar of Texas offers help in this area. Click here to find out more.