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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
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15 Ways To Become The Happy Lawyer You Were Meant To Be by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression This blog gives 15 suggestions to reduce stress and increase happiness without leaving the profession altogether.   Read the Blog Read on »
Three Important Questions About Lawyers, Emotional Intelligence, Professionalism, and Continuing... by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression This blog addresses the important topics of emotion and emotional intelligence in the practice of law.   Read the Blog Read on »
A Qualitative Examination of Self-Care in Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It may seem obvious that self-care is important for well-being and success in life.  However, self-care is not always practiced when work, bills, and other issues come int ... Read on »
Stress Is What Makes Lawyers Act Like Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyers aren’t naturally overcritical, risk-adverse people who are emotionally dead inside.  It’s stress that makes lawyers behave this way according to a survey in the AB ... Read on »
Prolonged Sitting At Work Impacts Anxiety, Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress, according to a new study.   Read the News Read on »
Early Bed Time Helps To Reduce Negative Thoughts by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression New research suggest that night-owls may have trouble reducing negative thoughts, a trait that may lead to downstream mental health issues.   Read the News Read on »
I Hate My Job: The Power Of Negative Self-Talk by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Therapist, Cherilynn Veland writes, “Are you hating your job right now?  Perhaps you are doing or thinking in ways that are sure to make you feel less worthy, stress you o ... Read on »
Managing Anger by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Anger is a normal emotion, but when it takes control over you it can have serious consequences in your relationships and health.  Check out these insightful anger manageme ... Read on »
With Depression, The Wolf You Feed Is the Wolf That Wins by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Blogger, Therese Borchard writes about a old Cherokee story and how the thoughts we feed encourage them to grow.   Read the Blog Read on »
Could Laughing Gas Be Used To Treat Severe Depression? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A new study finds that nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”, shows promise in alleviating severe depression that is not responding to treatment.   Read the New ... Read on »
The Scientific Reasons Why You’re Feeling Depressed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Are you waking up just feeling “blah”?  Like you don’t want to do anything except lie like a couch potato and watch TV, and even that is unsatisfying?  You not only feel l ... Read on »
In Therapy With Jerry by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression These days, it’s no big deal to admit you have a therapist. I’ve had the same therapist for seven years.  His name is Jerry.  He’s 74, Italian and grew up in the Bronx ... Read on »
Burnout: A Necessary Part of Lawyers’ Lives? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyers frequently work harder and enjoy it less.  What can be done about it?   Read the Blog Read on »
Simple Tips for a Less Stressful Lawyer Life by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Great ideas from lawyer coach Jennifer Alvey about important things you can do to cut down on chronic stress.   Read the Blog Read on »
A Skinnerian View of Why Lawyers Don’t Change by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Kenneth Grady writes, “‘Why oh why won’t lawyers change?’  I hear and read this lament daily.  It fills discussions at conferences among those who advocate for change and ... Read on »
Is It More Stressful to Work In-House than at a law firm? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Attorney Susan Moon examines this question.   Read her Blog Read on »
Depression Happens to Succesful People by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Blogger Therese Borchard writes, “One of the myths surrounding mental illness is that it escapes successful people . . . that the poor, weak and ambitious-free folks are t ... Read on »
Dark Days Here For Folks With Seasonal Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression U.S. News & World Report reports, “October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which starts in October and ... Read on »
Every Time I Talk About Depression: Being Brave by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Blogger Chris Brogan writes, “I’m not saying that successful people can be depressed, though that’s true. I’m saying that people who suffer from depression can be successf ... Read on »
5 Strategies to Reach Success While Battling Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s not a choice to suffer from depression, but there is a choice in how you react.   Read the blog . Read on »