Well-Being Resources for Remote Living

For the many attorneys and law students and families that may be isolated and struggling with a mental health issue or needing recovery support, here are some valuable online support options, including ways to get group support, referral, and professional help.

If you do not already, PLEASE follow us on www.Facebook.com/tlaphelps and get daily wellness programing, updates on local events, online-presentations, groups, and meetings.

Online/Telephonic Support Groups, Mental Health Resources, and Support

Resources Shared by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP):

Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession During Covid-19

  • To find your lawyers assistance program, click here

Anxiety

  • To get free, confidential 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to the Crisis Text Line homepage

  • To get science-based strategies for coping with COVID-19 anxiety, click here.

Office Management/Leadership

  • To read about organizational leadership and managing COVID-19 panic, click here.

  • For some tips from Fast Company on working remotely, click here.

Panic

  • To read about specifics on mental health and panic associated with COVID-19, click here.

Social Distancing

  • To learn about SAMHSA recommendations on coping mentally with social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, click here.

Staying Mentally Healthy

  • To learn about challenges for mental health and coping mechanisms during COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC, click here.

  • To get some great tips for staying mentally healthy, click here

  • To find tips for managing mental health in troubling times, click here.

  • To get information from the National Association for the Mentally Ill about online support groups, click here

  • To get information from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, click here.

Stress

  • To learn how to manage stress levels in the office, click here.

  • To learn about SAMHSA recommendations on how to cope with stress, click here.

Substance Use Resources

Suicide

  • Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress; prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or click here.

Remote Lawyer/Law Student Support by Day of the Week:

  • Monday: Houston Wellness Online Discussion Group, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Zoom ID 236-620-074 and if password is required enter: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

  • Tuesday: Plano/North Texas LCL, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 246-760-786 and if password is required enter: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

    Austin LCL, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 950-861-2647 and if password is required enter: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

  • Wednesday: TLAP’s Remote Well-being Wednesday Speaker Series, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 559-673-278, enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

  • Thursday: Dallas LCL, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 247-690-090, enter it here and if password is required enter: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

    San Antonio Legal Professionals AA LCL, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Zoom ID 203-850-509, and if password is required enter: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

  • Friday: Tarrant County LCL, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 316-724-536 and password is: solution -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

    Lubbock LCL, noon to 1 p.m. call-in: 1-800-393-0640, enter code 676745

*PHONE OPTION: For all Zoom meetings, you can call by phone to this number and enter the Zoom ID number noted above: 1-346-248-7799

**If there is any problem connecting, please call TLAP at 1-800-343-TLAP for more information (you can remain anonymous).

Austin Resources

  • For Austin Bar Association information, resources, and updates, click here.

  • To connect to the Austin Desire to Stop AA online daily meeting at 9:15 a.m., click here.

  • To connect to the Austin Practical Solutions AA Friday online meeting at 7 p.m., go to https://zoom.us (meeting ID: 737 053 28; password: jQsSTQu).

  • To connect to the South Austin AA online meeting, go to https://zoom.us (meeting ID: 773 091 724; password: friendsofB).

  • To connect with the Austin Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Tuesday meeting at noon, go to https://zoom.us/j/9508612647 (meeting ID: 950 861 2647 or one-touch call at 13462487799, 9508612647# US (Houston) or call 1-346-248-7799 and enter meeting ID 950 861 2647).

BEAUMONT RESOURCES

  • To connect with the Beaumont Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group Meeting every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., click here and use meeting ID 941 0824 1770 and password 017341.

Dallas Resources

  • For Dallas Bar Association MH Resource, click here.

  • For Dallas Bar Association information and updates, click here.

  • For Dallas Bar Association Peer Assistance Committee information (committee members only), click here.

  • To connect with the Dallas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Zoom meeting Thursdays at noon, click here.

  • To connect with the Plano Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support meeting Tuesdays at noon, click here.

Fort Worth Resources

  • For Tarrant County Bar Association information, click here.

  • To Connect with the Tarrant County Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Friday meeting at noon, call 1-800-343-TLAP (8527) for the weekly link and information.

Houston Resources

  • For Houston Bar Association resources and information, click here.

  • For Houston Post Oak AA online meetings, click here.

  • To connect with the Houston Lawyer and Law Student Wellness Zoom Group Monday meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., go to https://zoom.us/j/236620074 (meeting ID: 236 620 074; call-in number is 346 248 7799).

Lubbock and Panhandle Resources

  • To connect with the Lubbock Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Friday meeting at noon, call 1-800-393-0640 and enter code 676745.

San Antonio Resources

  • For San Antonio Bar Association resources, click here.

  • To connect with the San Antonio Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Legal Professionals AA meeting on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., click here and use meeting ID 203-850-50 and if a password is required, enter solution. 

International Resources

To connect with the International Lawyers in AA meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. CT, click here and use meeting ID 842 9642 1593 and password Austin. 

COVID-19 Related Well-Being Support Reading

TlAP Quarantine Support Videos

TLAP’s Lawyer Well-Being Week Activities

To support the National Taskforce on Lawyer Well-Being’s Lawyer Well-Being Week,  TLAP will be hosting the following events, which will be held in Central Time:

Monday, May 4: 
Join TLAP for a 30-minute Mindfulness Monday program led by experienced mindfulness attorney Shana Stein Faulhaber, of Corsicana. She will be joining TLAP to discuss the basics of mindfulness, how to do it, and how it helps lawyers and law students with anxiety. May 4 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83735030386

Tuesday, May 5:  
San Antonio’s First Tuesday Wellness Group on Zoom hosts “TLAP’s Being at Home Boot Camp,” presented by the whole TLAP team. May 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/847970820

Wednesday, May 6:  
For TLAP’s Remote Well-Being Wednesday program, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and TLAP have teamed up to present “Young Lawyer Well-Being During the Coronavirus.” Special guests TYLA President Victor Flores, TYLA President-elect Britney Harrison, TYLA Past President Sally Pretorius, and young lawyer and therapist Meridith Carpenter-Black, LPC-S, LCPAA, JD, will be on hand to discuss the issues. May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/559673278

Thursday, May 7:
For TLAP's Thankful Thursday Gratitude Extravaganza, TLAP will anonymously share items of gratitude emailed to us from lawyers and law students across the state on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tlaphelps. Email gratitude items to chris.ritter@tlaphelps.org.

Friday, May 8:
On Freedom Friday, TLAP will anonymously share stories of experience, strength, and hope, including lawyer and law student stories of recovery from mental health and substance use problems. This will involve a number of posts all day long on TLAP’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tlaphelps. To share a story anonymously, email chris.ritter@tlaphelps.org.

Explore Arts & Culture* 

Explore Music*

Explore Virtual Nature*

Explore Fitness*

*Thanks to Indiana LAP’s contributions to the resources following the asterisk.

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