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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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Duncan’s Depression and Recovery Part of the Story by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The Washington Post, read about Doug Duncan, a politician running for office down in Maryland, and his brave struggles with depression.   Read the News Read on »
Me, You, Us & Lonely by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A great blog from the Depression Alliance website that speaks of the loneliness that so many with depression experience.   Read the Blog Read on »
The 2014 U.S. News Job Rankings: Being a Lawyer Is Worse Than Being a Nail Technician by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the Above the Law website, sobering news indeed.   Read the News Read on »
10 Ways For Lawyers to Deal With Their Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A lawyer with depression used to call me once a month. He’d sometimes weep as he told me about the myriad of ways that his depression was disrupting his work and personal li ... Read on »
Depressed Lawyers: A Little Help for My Friends 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 »
The Best Depression Blogs of 2014 by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Healthline website has voted Lawyerswithdepression.com one of the top depression blogs in 2014.   Read the News Read on »
Stress Starts Up the Machinery of Major Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The Wall Street Journal, new revelations about the nuts and bolts of major depression focuses on the role of stress.   Read the News Read on »
13 Tips for Dealing with a Really Lousy Day by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From Grethchen Rubin at The Happiness Project website, stuff you can do to turn around a crummy day.   Read the Blog Read on »
Exactly How Exercising Turns on Our Happiness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Ever wonder how exercising boosts our mood?   Read this Blog Read on »
Review: In ‘The Depth,’ USF Professor Probes Roots, Future of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the Tampa Bay Times, a review of Jonathan Rottenberg’s facinating new book, “The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of Depression. R ead the News Read on »
50 Days of Joy – Yes, Even for Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Jennifer Alvey writes, “Lawyers, for lots of reasons, tend to overlook, dismiss, or minimize the little joys in life.”   Read her Blog Read on »
Making the Case for Mindfulness in the Law by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression NW Magazine, published by the Washington State Bar Association, reports that advocates of mindfulness in the law say it offers a range of physical and emotional benefits. ... Read on »
A Happy Lawyer Is a Good Lawyer: 5 Ways to Get Happy Today by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyers can plug into a little happiness by checking out these 5 things.   Read the Blog Read on »
Mental Health in Law School by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression This insightful piece by Deborah Cho examines a huge problem – the high rate of law student depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
My Date With Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Trish Morrison write abouts depression in The Huffington Post.   Read the News Read on »
Your Struggle Does Not Have to Define You by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A blog from Caren-Baginski at Tiny Buddha, who writes that we are much more than our depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
Depression and Loneliness Are More Contagious Than You Think by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Depression is known as the ‘common cold’ of mental illnesses and 40% of adults will experience  loneliness  in their lifetimes. Consequently, the likelihood of you bein ... Read on »
4 Quick Tips for Helping Someone with Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From veteran depression blogger Therese Borchard, some quick and easy tips for how to help the depressed loved one in your life.   Read the Blog Read on »
Depression Can Hike Risk of Heart Disease by 40 Percent by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Scientists have discovered a powerful connection between depression and heart disease.   Read the News Read on »
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 »