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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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Why Are Lawyers Killing Themselves? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I was interviewed for this in-depth report from CNN about the high rates of lawyers with depression who commit suicide.   Read the News Read on »
Does Finding Purpose in Life Help You Overcome Depression? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A sense of purpose goes along with building hope for the future, hope for recovery from depression and getting your life back.   Read the Blog Read on »
Depression Part Two by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the award-winning blog Hyperbole and a Half, a piece about how this depression sufferer felt nothing but emotions in the beginning of her depression journey, but over ... Read on »
What Not to Say to a Depressed Person by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Is someone you care about suffering from depression, but you don’t know what to say to them? Read the Blog Read on »
Undoing Depression in Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression There’s some interesting research to suggest that happy people view the world through certain comforting illusions, while depressed people see things more realistically. [ ... Read on »
Stories of Recovery: A ‘Drowning Man’ Finds Hope by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the Texas Bar Blog, a powerful story of one lawyer’s battle with depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
Please Unhappy Lawyers, No “New Jobs This Year!” Resolutions by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression For some unhappy lawyers, the solution to their misery is to get a new law job.  But will it make you happier just to be in different circumstances, or will it make you ha ... Read on »
Four Factors Contributing to Depression in Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lisa Smith, a therapist who treats lawyers with depression, lists the four factors that contribute to development of depression. Read the Blog Read on »
Childhood Trauma Delays Recovery from Depression in Adults by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Emerging research suggests remission from depression is slowed in adults who have experienced childhood physical abuse or parental addition.   Read the News Read on »
Meditation has ‘some benefit against anxiety, depression and pain’ by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A review of published scientific evidence has found that relaxation programs involving meditation offer a small benefit to people with a medical condition, including effec ... Read on »
Q-and-A with “Lawyers with Depression” founder Dan Lukasik by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I was recently interviewed by the website www.mensdepression.com.  Check out the interview . Read on »
Top 10 Books on Stress, Stress-Management and Anxiety by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Over the years, I’ve read too many books to count about stress, anxiety and depression.  Like most people, I’m always looking for tips and clues about how to handle things ... Read on »
Overwhelmed? 8 Tips to Avoid Burnout and Balance Your Life by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression For so many people these days, our life is like a house of cards. We teeter along shakily, just barely managing to hold up our sky-high pile of commitments and stressors. ... Read on »
The Eight Splendid Truths of Happiness by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A list of observations about the truths of happiness from former lawyer turned best-selling author of “The Happiness Project”, Grethen Rubin.   Read the Blog Read on »
10 FAQs About Antidepressants by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Do antidepressants really work?  Who should be taking them?   Read the Blog Read on »
8 Things You Should Know About Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Having a history of depression in your family and traumatic events can increase your risk of suffering from depression.  What are the others?   Read the Blog Read on »
Combating Depression with Meditation, Diet by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In his book Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Andrew Weil writes of an ‘integrative’ approach to mental health, warding off mild and moderate depression with an an anti-inflammat ... Read on »
Brain Scan Tests Uncover Links Between Stress and Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A study shows that one way very traumatic events appear to cause depression is by inhibiting the brains s0-called reward system. Read the News Read on »
Young Lawyers: Reducing Stress by Taking One More Case by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From Nevada Lawyer Magazine, one lawyer argues that young lawyers can reduce stress by taking on one case pro bono that can really change a person’s life.   Read the Story ... Read on »
Guess Who Sold the Courthouse: Depression and Lawyers by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A piece written by a small-town lawyer who struggles with depression.   Read the Blog Read on »