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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Frequently Asked Questions

By District of Columbia Bar

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In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21st – 27th, Yvette Mitchell LICSW, temporary D.C. Bar LAP senior counselor, wanted to take a few minutes to share her expertise and provide information about eating disorders.

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Did You Know Lawyers Suffer From Depression More Often Than the General Public? DC Bar LAP Offers Support Group

By District of Columbia Bar

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Did you know that lawyers suffer from depression more often than the general public? But, for many of us, our mental health can be a difficult thing to talk about.

For D.C. Bar Members: The D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) has a free and confidential monthly mental health support group starting Tuesday, September 8th at 12:15 pm.

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Take the Screen! Lawyers Suffer From Depression About 3.6 Times More Than Non-lawyers

By District of Columbia Bar

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Our society promotes all kinds of screening for physical health from skin cancer screenings, breast cancer screenings, and prostrate cancer screenings. We do not think twice when we make a doctor’s appointment and no matter what the ailment, we are weighed, our temperature is taken, and our blood pressure level is checked. We are even willing to fast for 8 to 12 hours in advance of getting blood drawn. It seems careless not to get a screening!

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Recognizing and Responding to Addiction as a Health Concern

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Despite the recent and costly uptick in opiate misuse (street and prescription), a significant trend in society brings new understanding and fresh practices to our centuries old experience with chemical dependence.

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