McInnes Cooper's Megan Seto in Western Journal of Legal Studies - Killing Ourselves: Depression as an Institutional, Workplace and Professional Problem
February 13, 2015
We love how our lawyers stay current not only with the law, but with many personal interest, community-based, peripheral and workplace issues that affect our clients and their businesses. Megan Seto’s article, Killing Ourselves: Depression as an Institutional, Workplace and Professional Problem, as published in the Western Journal of law Studies, is one such example.
Lawyers are frequent and consistent “winners” of undesirable honorifics such as “most depressed workers.” However, the undercurrent of unhappiness should not be ignored or hidden away by jokes told by lawyers about lawyers. In this article, Megan Seto proposes that depression is an institutional, workplace and professionalism problem in law. In it, Megan analyzes professional codes of conduct as they relate to depression, explores the science of depression and examines the role of the institution, in particular law schools, to creating and reinforcing an environment that exposes individuals to developing depression. The “business case” for why mental illness does have an impact, particularly in dollar terms, on a firm’s business, is analyzed . Lastly, Megan examines depression as a professionalism challenge.
Read Megan’s article Killing Ourselves: Depression as an Institutional, Workplace and Professionalism Problem as published in Western Journal of Legal Studies(2012) 2:2 online: UWO J Leg Stud 5.
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