Below are some national and state-specific resources for attorneys experiencing mental health and/or substance-abuse challenges:


1. American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP): CoLAP’s mission is to assure that every judge, lawyer, and law student has access to support and assistance when confronting alcoholism, substance use disorders or mental health issues.

2. Lawyers With Depression: A website created by a lawyer for lawyers to help them understand and deal with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

3. The Recovery Village: They offer comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis-based drug & alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments.

4. SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a helpline and online resources for locating mental health treatment facilities and programs.


1. Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program: ALAP provides immediate and continuing help to lawyers, judges and law students who suffer from addictions and mental health issues.


1. The Other Bar: A network of recovering lawyers, judges and law students throughout California.

2. California Lawyers Assistance Program: Provides confidential support to attorneys dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.


1. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers: A network of recovering lawyers, judges and law students throughout California.


1. Florida Lawyers Assistance: Aims to assist the judges, lawyers, and law students who experience mental health, addiction, or personal issues.


1. Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program: Helps legal professionals with mental health issues and addiction problems.

New York

1. New York State Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program: Provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law school students, and immediate family members who are affected by the problem of substance abuse, stress, depression or other mental health issues.


1. Lawyers Helping Lawyers:


1. Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program: Provides confidential help for lawyers, law students, and judges with mental health and substance use issues.


1. Washington State Bar Association Member Wellness Program: Offers a range of services to support the well-being of Bar members while they practice law.

Please keep in mind that the resources listed by state are only a few examples, and similar assistance programs are available in nearly all states. For a comprehensive list of programs by state, the American Bar Association provides a directory of lawyer assistance programs (