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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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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 »
The Surprising Reason Americans Might Be Obese, Anxious and Depressed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Salon magazine reports that new research suggests that answer to a number of modern ailments may reside in our gut.   Read the News Read on »
The Shame of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Writer, Myra McEntire pens a powerful piece about her struggles with depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
Springing Forward by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ... Read on »
Depressed Men Behaving Badly by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The “unconscious man” is one who is focused solely on what is missing form his life and what he does not get from his partner or spouse.   Read the Blog Read on »
Defeating Depression with Resilience by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression New research indicates that it may be possible to prevent depression from occurring in the first place by strengthening resilience.   Read the News Read on »
What It Takes for Miserable Lawyers to Blossom by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Jennifer Alvey blogs that the hardest part of a life change for lawyers, whether it’s their career or other important areas of their life, usually is the waiting.  Unfortu ... Read on »
Dear Anxiety, You Only Make Me Better by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyer Casey Berman at Leavelawbehind encourages lawyers to keep these three t hings in mind as they endeavor to cultivate courage and motivation in the face of anxiety an ... Read on »
A Husband Speaks: A Tale of Depression and Love by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Read this powerful story of a husband who experiences his wife’s descent into major depression and hospitalization.   Read the Blog Read on »
The Chemical Imbalance Myth of Depression: Here are Some Better Explanations by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression John McManamy writes, “The chemical imbalance myth creates the false impression that our brains are some sort of neurotransmitter porridge that can be rendered just right ... Read on »
Depression Is A Risk For Heart Disease by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The American Medical Association has recommended that depression be added to the list of factors associated with heart disease including obesity, diabetes, high blood pres ... Read on »
Trial Therapy, A Short Film About Steve Fugate’s 34,000-mile Walk for Depression Awareness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression “Trail Therapy” is a moving mini documentary about Steve Fugate, a 64-year-old who raises awareness of depression and suicide by walking across the country with a sign tha ... Read on »
Telltale Signs It’s Time to Treat Your Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression According to one expert, it’s time to seek treatment when your depression is moderate, and makes it difficult to function on a daily basis.   Read the Blog Read on »
Learning To Think Like a Lawyer by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Among the lawyers whom I have known, it occurs to me that the only ones I’ve liked have had bouts of depression. So when Dan Lukasik, lawyer and depression sufferer, invit ... Read on »
DOJ Says Bar Official Violates ADA by Asking Applicants Too Much About Their Mental Health by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The ABA Journal reports that asking would-be lawyers standard questions about their mental health, including their history of diagnosis and treatment, could violate the Am ... Read on »
Women and Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Excellent overview of how women experience depression.   Read the Blog Read on »