Mental Health and Wellness Center The Bar’s Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Committee is working to destigmatize mental illness, recommend best practices and remedies, and help bring more balance into members’ daily professional lives. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LAWYERS' MENTAL HEALTH 36% 28% 23% 19% Top 10 ALCOHOL ABUSE DEPRESSION STRESS ANXIETY SUICIDE Florida Lawyers Helpline The Florida Bar mental health helpline (1-833-FL1- WELL) is a free and confidential service that connects members with professional counselors. Calls are always free. You may be referred for up to three free telehealth counseling sessions per year to help you develop strategies to overcome life’s challenges, balance priorities, and better handle both personal and professional pressures. Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. FLA provides programs and services to assist attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals who may be impaired in their ability to function in a legal setting. The backbone of FLA is a support network of recovering attorneys and judges who wish to carry the message to fellow members of their profession that recovery is possible. FLA also offers help to those suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. PBCBA BAR BULLETIN 16