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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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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 »
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 »