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Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students

Statistics on Law Student Mental Health & Well-Being

Based on the ABA's most recent Survey of Law Student Well-Being, respondents reported:

  • 43% engaged in binge drinking at least once in the last two weeks.
  • Over 14% used a prescription drug without a prescription.
  • 17% screened positive for depression.
  • 23% screened positive for mild to moderate anxiety.
  • 14% screened positive for severe anxiety.
  • 42% thought they needed help for mental health problems, but only about half received counseling.

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Featured Resource - Toolkit

This newly updated Substance Abuse and Mental Health Toolkit for Law Students from the American Bar Association can help students, faculty and administrators recognize the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for mental health issues facing law students. The Law Student Mental Health Resources page also includes pocasts, reports, and other resources from the ABA Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP). 

ABA Mental Health Toolkit

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