Bankruptcy lawyers succumb to economy-induced stress

In its monthly newsletter, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys mentioned that several bankruptcy attorneys recently committed suicide, had heart attacks, or gave up on bankruptcy practice entirely to get away from the stress.

Consumer rights lawyers, including bankruptcy attorneys, see some of the worst effects of the recession. But until now, I did not consider that the increase in our clients’ distress might affect our mental health, as well.

If you are a lawyer experiencing an increase in your stress level, find someone to talk to who can help you deal with your stress.

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