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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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9 Career and Life Lies Attorneys Tell Themselves by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression “Unhappy attorneys keep themselves stuck in a myriad of ways,” writes blogger and former lawyer, Jennifer Alvey.   Read the Blog Read on »
‘You Are Not Alone’: Law Prof Who Considered Suicide Tells His Story by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the ABA Journal, a powerful story about Charlotte School of Law Professor Brian Clarke and his descent and recovery from Major Depression.   Read the Story Read on »
7 Things Lawyers Can Do to Break the Bonds of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Helplessness and hopelessness. Two pillars of depression.  And they’re tough to topple. Helplessness Lawyers, when in the vise-like grip of depression, feel he ... Read on »
Low Intensity Methods Aid Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Recent findings show that self-help books and internet-based help can benefit even severely depressed people.   Read the News Read on »
Law Professors, Law Students and Depression: A Story of Coming Out by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression There have been a number of big stories run about lawyer depression and suicide.   Read the Blog Read on »
7 Big, Stupid, Destructive Lies Depression Tells You by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Depression is an insidious disease that causes the brain to spit out terrible distortions about one’s life.   Read the Blog Read on »
Can You Heal From Severe Depression? This Author Says Yes by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The Huffington Post, an interview with Gayathri Ramprasad, author of “Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within”.   Read the News . ... Read on »
Can Lawyers Be Happy? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Law is often about advocating for imbalance.  When you win, somebody usually loses.  How can lawyers find balanced happiness in the profession?   Read the Blog Read on »
How Should You Treat Situational Depression? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Stressful situations can trigger depression.  Do you treat it differently than other forms of depression?   Read the Blog Read on »
Fineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas presents Fineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness, 35 portraits of people living with mental illness by former lawyer and pho ... Read on »
6 Tips To Get Motivated When Your Feeling Depressed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Need to get motivated to get things done when depressed?   Read the Blog Read on »
Why Is Depression So Tenacious? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In an era of tight budgets, supporters of depression research argue that more funding is needed to find a cure. That’s logical-sounding but may be totally wrong. Depressio ... Read on »
Is the World More Depressed? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The New York Times reports that suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the past 50 years, most strikingly in the developing world, and that by 2020 depression will b ... Read on »
Vitamin D No Help Against Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression We’ve heard for some time that the lack of sunshine makes us depressed and that large doses of vitamin D supplements can help.  A new study says it just ain’t true.   Read ... Read on »
What (Unhappy) Lawyer Isn’t Anxiety-Ridden? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lots of lawyers are full of anxiety.  There are reasons why this is so.  But if the anxiety doesn’t stop when the reason is over, a lawyer may well have a problem with gen ... Read on »
New Voices of Recovery Interview Focuses on Lawyer’s Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Check out the latest episode of the “Voices of Recovery” podcast developed by the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program.  Listen to the Podcast Read on »
The Careerist: Lawyer Depression Begins Early by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The American Lawyer, Duke Law professor Dan Bowling thinks that state bar admissions standards for character and fitness unintentionally put lawyers at risk for suici ... Read on »
Top Manhattan Lawyer Jumped to His Death After ‘Suffering Frm Terrible Depression’ by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Read this tragic story about a bright NYC lawyer who jumped off a building after suffering from severe depression.  Read the Story Read on »
6 Famous People With Depression Who Inspire Me by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression When a famous actor/actress, politician, or prominent figure of any kind risks ridicule to discuss their mood disorder, the world stops to listen.   Read Therese Borchard’ ... Read on »
Seeing Depression in the Wrong Light by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression One important and overlooked factor that contributes to depression: modern lighting conditions.   Read the News Read on »