In Crisis

Being in crisis means that you are at a critical moment and need help. Please read through these resources or call BC Crisis Lines at 310-6789 (no need to dial area code).

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Visit their website for more information or read the letter of introduction to lawyers.

Mental Health

Lawyers with Depression

Lawyers with Depression is a blog written by Dan Lukasik and guest authors to help law students, lawyers, and judges cope with and heal from depression.

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks is an initiative of the Ontario Bar Association intended to advance the conversation about mental health and personal wellbeing among lawyers.

Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students

This guide from helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating for students, so whether you feel you are experiencing these issues or find yourself concerned for a friend or peer, it is important to take action now.

More Resources

Lawyers Assistance Program of BC

The Lawyers Assistance Program of BC (LAPBC) provides confidential outreach, education, support, and referrals to lawyers and other members of the legal community.

Call LAPBC from anywhere in BC if you or someone you know needs assistance – it's available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. LAPBC understands the unique problems that legal professionals face. They’re here to help.

Legal Profession Assistance Conference (LPAC)

LPAC is dedicated to help lawyers, judges, law students and their families with personal, emotional, health and lifestyle issues through a network of Lawyer Assistance Programs, a national 24-hour helpline and provincial and territorial programs. Call 1-800-667-5722 or visit

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