TLAP Support Toolbox

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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.

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TLAP Support Videos

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

LCL is Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, a support group for any lawyer or law student or judge seeking recovery from any substance or mental health struggle (if AA is indicated the focus is on alcohol recovery). These are not associated with TLAP or the State Bar of Texas and people in attendance commit to keeping who attends and what is said confidential.

  • Monday: Only on the 2nd Mondays of each month: TLAP Stories of Recovery, noon to 1, attorneys share their experience, strength and hope about their recovery, by Zoom (no password webinar style): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83621608488

    Only on the 2nd Mondays of each month: the Dallas Monday Night Group for attorneys or law students who have struggled with depression, 7-8 p.m. on zoom link to be posted on TLAP’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/tlaphelps  

  • 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

    San Antonio First Tuesday Wellness Webinar, 6:30pm to 7:30 p.m., (only the first Tuesday of the month): Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/847970820 (no password)

  • Wednesday: TLAP’s Remote Well-being Wednesday Speaker Series, noon to 1 p.m. (only on the 4th Wednesday of each month): Zoom ID 559-673-278 -- enter it here: https://zoom.us/join

  • Beaumont LCL, noon to 1 p.m.: Zoom ID 941-0824-1770 and password is LCL409 -- 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, 7:30-8:30pm: Zoom ID 676-246-0672 and if password is required, enter: solution -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join

    Houston – Lawyers and CPAs: Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Church, 3471 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77027 (In person) (Masks required)

  • 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. Join Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/9508612647 Meeting ID: 950 861 2647 -- One tap mobile (click and it should call automatically) +13462487799,,9508612647# -- By Manual Phone just Dial +1 346 2487799 and enter Meeting ID: 950 861 2647

    El Paso LCL: Friday 12-1 1013 E. San Antonio Ave, El Paso 79901 (in person only).

*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).

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.

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 Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., click here and use meeting ID 941 0824 1770 and password LCL409.

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.

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.

  • Tuesday: San Antonio First Tuesday Wellness Webinar, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, (only the first Tuesday of the month): Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/847970820 (no password)

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

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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