This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, lawyers have a suicide rate that is four times greater than the general population. It’s a serious issue, and one that attorney Nicole Salazar-Hall is here to discuss.
My firm, Parsons Behle and Latimer, cares about the professional success and personal fulfillment of our attorneys. That’s why we strongly endorse Living Well in Law – a new best practices guide to help legal firms foster engagement, resilience and well-being for employees.
The legal profession is unique because it intersects with all other industries. It is also an amazing industry to work in, but it’s not without its challenges. The health and well-being of the attorneys at my firm is important to me – not just as a shareholder, but as a friend and colleague.
Ensuring that our attorneys can access the help they need without judgment or stigma allows the entire firm to flourish and serve our clients and the community more effectively.
The actionable steps of Living Well in Law help law firms accomplish this, and I encourage all leaders in the legal profession to use it in their firms.
Living Well in Utah is a new resource guide for lawyers and law firms that provides tips, information and guidance on mental health. For more information, contact the Salt Lake Chamber or the Utah Bar Association. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.