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:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Christianity Can’t Replace My Zoloft by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From Time Magazine, Brandan Robertson writes, “The fact that my depression and anxiety didn’t go away when Jesus “came into my heart” and the reality that I had to be medi ... Read on »
Banish The Blues: Yoga For Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Yoga teaches us how to lift ourselves out of depression and move towards a deeper sense of self.   Read the Blog Read on »
New Head Of Ontario Bar Association Open Up About Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Top Toronto lawyer and new President of the Ontario Bar Association, Orlando Da Silva speak openly about his ongoing struggles with clinical depression.   Read the News ... Read on »
15 Ways To Become The Happy Lawyer You Were Meant To Be by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Nicole Black is starting a new series of blogs that will explore different ways to improve your law practice and your outlook.   Read the Blog Read on »
Robin Williams Enlightens Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyers can learn a great deal from Williams, but the most important detail is that money and support isn’t always enough.   Read the Blog Read on »
The Death of Robin Williams, Depression and Suicide by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Our hearts are broken. This funny, kind and gentle man is gone. He, like the 30,000 other souls that commit suicide each year in this country, was struck down by depressio ... Read on »
Gratitude: 25 Things To Be Grateful For Now! by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Gratefulness is a powerful antidote to unhappiness.   Read the Blog Read on »
Breaking Bad Habits: You Can Do It by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The Washington Post, a story about Richard O’Connor, Ph.D.’s latest book, Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive ... Read on »
Learned Optimism: Happiness, Depression, and The Meaning of Life by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.   Read the Blog Read on »
Former Attorneys Make The Case For Lawyer Therapy by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The Detroit News reports on two lawyers who quit their jobs to open a therapy practice devoted to helping distressed lawyers.   Read the News Read on »
[Infographic] Break The Bonds Of Depression: Be The Happy Lawyer You Were Meant To Be by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Check out this great graphic which lays out interesting facts and statistics regarding lawyer depression.   Read the News Read on »
The Worst Part Of The Bar Exam: It’s Time To Drop Mental Health Questions by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Slate reports that most state bar examiners still ask bar applicants about their mental health histories.  It would be illegal for an employer to do so, but the state can ... Read on »
The Mystery Of A Popular Professor’s Death, Solved by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Above the Law‘s David Lat reports on the suicide of a prominent Vermont Law School Professor after a brave battle with depression.   Read the News Read on »
The Dark Side of Antidepressants by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression As I’ve intimated, drug industry research on the newer antidepressants has been manipulated to maximize positive results and minimize the downside. Here’s one example: the ... Read on »
How Lawyers Can Increase Focus and Productivity With Mindfulness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Wonderful overview of the stress response that goes on in our bodies and how meditation counteracts it.  Read the Blog Read on »
5 Things I’d Tell My Young Self by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Great piece from a lawyer who has been out of school for 10 years who asked himself, “What would I tell my first year lawyer self knowing what I know now?”  Read the Blog ... Read on »
Depression Isn’t An Addiction: It’s An Illness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Blogger, Therese Borchard writes, “There are those who believe that people become addicted to depression much like a kid becomes reliant on his blankie.  These negative th ... Read on »
The Psychology of Scarcity: Learn to Avoid the Deprivation Thinking Trap by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression When we experience emotional deprivation in childhood, this feeling of not being important or lovable enough can persist into adulthood as a “deprivation mindset.”  We may ... Read on »
The Great Depression: Why So Many Lawyers Struggle With Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Jay Coulter of The Worry Cure podcast show contacted me to talk about my own experiences with depression and explain why so many lawyers struggle. Listen to the interview ... Read on »
3 Steps Out Of Your Hidden Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The Huffington Post, Dr. Margaret Rutherford writes about three things you can do to help your depression.   Read the News Read on »