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Mental Health Resources for Law Students and Lawyers: Current Awareness

JD Bliss: A Work Life Balance Blog

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The creators of this guide are not mental health experts or professionals.  Information and links provided in this guide are meant to serve as examples and suggestions, and they are not specifically endorsed by the Oklahoma City University Law Library, Law School, Campus or its affiliates. Please consult a physician or mental health professional for further assistance and information. If you need immediate assistance please call Oklahoma City University Counseling Services.

For emergencies during office hours, call 405-208-7902. If you have an emergency after hours, please contact the Oklahoma City University Police Department at 405-208-5991.

Recent Articles and Studies


Steven M. Angel, The Burnout Pandemic: Accommodating Workaholism in the Practice of Law, 81 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2785 (2010). available at

Richard P. Connor, Undoing Depression in Lawyers, Lawyers with Depression, (2011). Available at

John Hagan & Fiona Kay, Even Lawyers Get the Blues: Gender, Depression, and Job Satisfaction in Legal Practice, 41 L. & Soc. Rev. 51 (2007). 

Sarah Glick, The Art of Taking Time Off, 77 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1521 (2006)

Mary Greiner, Other Bumps in the Road: Depression, GP/solo, ADA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, July/August 2001.

Kennon M. Sheldon & Lawrence S. Krieger, Understanding the Negative Effects of Legal Education on Law Students: A Longitudinal Test of Self-Determination Theory, 33 Personality & Soc. Psychol. Bull. 883 (2007).

Finding Articles

The Chickasaw Nation Law Library subscribes to several databases that contain journal and periodical articles. All of Oklahoma City University Law's databases can be accessed from the Databases page of the Chickasaw Nation Law Library’s websiteTo find an article within a database it is usually best to consult an index first. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place you can search across many disciplines and sources such as articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Google Scholar Search

APA Healthy Minds

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The Up and Down Show

A podcast about depression sponsored by the American Psychiatric Foundation, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness,  National Medical Association as a part of the Depression is Real campaign and coalition.

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