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You can find more detailed information about TLAP and resources for the Texas legal community at the links below:

How TLAP Can Help | Lawyers | Law Students | Judges | Employers
Substance Abuse | Mental Health | Suicide Prevention | Wellness
Financial Assistance through the Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among lawyers. Reasons include a number of unique characteristics and circumstances experienced by lawyers: a persistent high level of stress, a pessimistic outlook developed through law school and practice, long hours and isolation of daily work, perfectionism and low tolerance for failure or “losing face,” the high stakes nature of our work, and a reluctance to ask for help.

If you are considering suicide, please call 911 for immediate help or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

If you are concerned that someone you know may take their life, please call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. If you would like general information about suicide prevention, call the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program at 1-800-343-8527.

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