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Lawyers suffer from depression more than any other profession. We’re fortunate to be talking to two guests about this issue – Doron Gold and Glen Hickerson.

Did you know that lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to be depressed than non-lawyers who share their same socio-demographic traits. Both our guests were speakers in the wellness conference of April 2019.

Doron Gold is a former lawyer and current psychotherapist. He specializes in helping lawyers deal with personal and professional issues like addiction, depression, anxiety and career stress. He co-authored to CBA’s mental health online course and in 2016 was honoured by the CBA for his work in this area.

Glen Hickerson is a trial lawyer at Wilson Laycraft in Calgary. His practice includes construction, employment and debtor-creditor matters before the court. He has extensive community and professional involvement, including various legal education positions and as a peer mentor for Alberta Lawyers Assist.

If you want to know more about mental health and wellness in the legal profession, check out MDcme.ca an online self-learning program about causes, symptoms, preventions and treatments.

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