You can find more detailed
information about TLAP and resources for the Texas legal community at
the links below:
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.
- ASK About Suicide: To Save a Life
Alert: Save a Lawyer Desk Reference
Suicide: A Challenge to the Legal Profession (GP Solo)
Factors for Suicide (American Association of Suicidology)
of Co-workers in Preventing Suicide (Suicide Prevention Resource
Statutes Regarding Suicide
- When You Fear Someone May Take Their Life (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
of Hope for Suicide Survivors
- ASK and Prevent Suicide App (Free app available in iTunes store)
and Prevent Suicide Video, Part 1 of 5
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Prevention Video Training, Mental Health America of Texas
- Surprising Trend of Lawyer Suicides (video)
- Texas Suicide
Counsel: Fighting Depression and Suicide Among
Law Students (Dave Nee Foundation)
- Warning Signs of Suicide (American Association of Suicidology)