Carole A Levitt
Dec 4, 2017
The authors of this book state that "Rates of depression in the United States among the general population of adults is about seven percent." They go on to explain that this rate is the same for law students before entering law school BUT by the time they graduate, it rises to 40%. For medical school grads, the rate is 12.9%. The book then focuses on lawyers and depression, how to spot depression and what to do about it. This book is not just for lawyers and law students. It's important that anyone who deals with lawyers and law students read this book--from law school administrators, to law professors and HR departments, to law librarians, etc. I serve on the ABA LP Publications Advisory Board and I don't make it a habit to write reviews of LP books. But this is such an important topic that I decided to recommend it, especially in light of reading a Dec 1, 2017 article in law.com about student leaders from 13 of the nation’s top law schools who have pledged to broaden mental health initiatives on their campuses and to fight the stigma of seeking treatment.