Health knowledge made personal

Dan Lukasik

California
I am a lawyer at partner at a law firm in Buffalo, New York and have practiced law for the past 21 years.  I also suffer from clincial depression.  Studies show that lawyers suffer from depression at twice the national rate.  Accordingly, of the 1 million lawyers in America, about... Full Bio
› Share page:
Personal info:
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 270 lbs.
 

Bio

I am a lawyer at partner at a law firm in Buffalo, New York and have practiced law for the past 21 years.  I also suffer from clincial depression.  Studies show that lawyers suffer from depression at twice the national rate.  Accordingly, of the 1 million lawyers in America, about 200,000 suffer from depression. Two years ago, I created a website for law students, lawyers and judges who struggle with this illness. It is the first website of its kind in the nation and has been reported in several national, statewide and local publications.  For such work, I've been award the Distinguished Alumni Award from The University at Buffalo School of Law, The Special Service Award by my Bar Association.  In addition, I am the Chair of a depression support group for lawyers in my community, am co-producing a documentary about depression in the legal profession that will be distributed nationally and am writing a book on the topic for the American Bar Association.  Given the success of the website, I created my blog about depression six months ago.  I write it for lawyers, but anyone can benefit from it.  I not only address depression, but stress, anxiety, the workplace, spirituality and health.