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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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3 Humorous Books That Help Your Mental Health by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From psychologist blogger Deb Serani, Ph.D., a great review of 3 blogs that make your laugh and boost your mental health.   Read the Blog Read on »
Watching Geese by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s almost the end of October. I look out my back window and can see the wild geese that gather again in the pond in my back yard this time of the year. It’s a way stat ... Read on »
Why So Many People Are Stressed and Depressed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Everywhere you look, Americans are strung out and down.  What explains it?   Read the Blog Read on »
How to Find a Good Therapist by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Psychologist, Deb Serani, gives her tips about how to find a good therapist.   Read the Blog Read on »
The Ongoing Dance of Depression and Recovery by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Jennifer Tazzi writes, “The most recent depression held an element of ‘here we go again.’ When I am depression-free, and despite my best intentions, I’m lulled into a fals ... Read on »
Why Compassion is the Perfect Antidote for Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Depression sufferer/blogger Therese Borchard writes, “I’m finding the more compassion I extend to others, the kinder I become with myself.”   Read the Blog Read on »
A Necessary Conversation for JDs by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University propose the controlling, institutional culture found in law schools has a corrosive effec ... Read on »
Warning Signs: The Dangers of Attorney Stress by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression How can stressed-out attorneys regroup, reprogram and rejuvenate thier personal and professional careers?   Read this Blog Read on »
Study Finds Rise in Bodily Symptoms of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression New research shows Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, than their counterparts in the 1080s ... Read on »
Healthy Foods Tied to Better Mental Health by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression New findings suggest mental health is correlated to the consumption of fruits and vegetables with a magic number of five portions a day associated with high mental well-be ... Read on »
Exercise Protects Against Depression – But How? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A new study investigates the mechanisms behind the protection from stress-induced depression offered by physical exercise.   Read the Story Read on »
Be Mindful This Autumn by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Autumn is the season we associate with harvest and abundance. It is also a time we connect with nature’s waning energy as it prunes and cultivates. This year, autumn b ... Read on »
Lawyer’s Lament: But I Don’t Have a Calling by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A powerful blog from Jennifer Alvey about how lawyers fail to leave the profession because they can’t define exactly what it is they would like to do.   Read the Blog ... Read on »
Lawyers Who Switch Careers Find Happiness in Baking, Tech and Other Fields by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The Washington Post reports that many lawyers are chucking the legal biz and finding joy in other types of work.   Read the News Read on »
Am I Depressed or Just Surrounded by #!%holes? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Elvira Aletta, Ph.D. at her Explorewhatsnext.com website writes, “Assholes somehow wake us feel like dopes for being nice” and when we see them everyday at work or school, ... Read on »
Are Lawyers More Likely to Suffer from Addiction? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In this piece, psychologist M.K. El-Youself, Ph.D. explores a critical topic. Read the Blog Read on »
12 Tips for Getting Regular Exercise – and the Benefits for Happiness and Fitness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project website, 12 tips for getting and keeping your butt moving.   Read the Blog Read on »
Why You Can’t Wish Depression Away by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Folks struggling with depression fight it by trying their best to push it away, but all too often, fall back into a deep well.  John Folk-Williams, creator of the website  ... Read on »
Law School Quadruples the Changes of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Kate Mayer Mangan reports in The Huffington Post about the disturbing connection between learning to “think like a lawyer” in law school and the high rates of depression i ... Read on »
Living with Major Depression: Dan’s Story by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A story by Beth Orenstein at the website Everyday Health about my experience with major depression.   Read the Blog Read on »