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Remote resources for well-being during COVID-19

We're All in This Together

Friends in the legal community: you are the helpers, but don't forget it is ok to ask for help for yourself in these trying times. JLAP is open for business remotely, so you can still call 317-833-0370 during business hours and talk to one of our staff. If you prefer, we can schedule a phone or video-chat appointment.

As always, our services are free and confidential.

We are also providing the following online peer support groups. Call for details on how to join:

  • Weekly Connection group – Wednesdays at noon
  • Addiction Issues – 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Caregiver Support – 2nd Thursday of each month at noon
  • Mental Health/Wellness – 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Note about online audio/video conferencing tools

In this unprecedented time, JLAP is striving to provide support resources individuals can access from home. Please note that confidentiality and anonymity vary from platform to platform. It is the responsibility of the individual to understand how to maintain personal anonymity when participating in an online support meeting.


Remote resources for mental health and well-being

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741741 for free, confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Lawyers Depression Project

Peer support from a group of legal professionals (attorneys, paralegals, law students, and admin) who have suffered from depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, addiction and other mental health conditions, or who just don’t feel quite right.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope.

Caregiver Action Network

The nation’s leading family caregiver organization, which works to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for coping with COVID-related anxiety.

Coping mentally with social distancing, isolation and quarantine

Tips from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak.

How to be intentional about consuming Coronavirus news

Researchers and media experts weigh in on how to stay informed about coronavirus while protecting your mental health.


Remote Resources to Support Recovery

To those in recovery: you’ve got this!

Message to those in recovery from Laurie J. Besden, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania

AA Online Meetings

List of online meetings from Alcoholics Anonymous online intergroup. Or try this alternate source for online AA meetings: e-AA group

In the Rooms

In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

CA online meetings

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Rock and Recovery™

A community for people experiencing addiction, trauma and mental health issues. Built around the healing power of music, Rock and Recovery™ supports self-motivation, shares information and resources, and offers personal serenity both on-air and online.

Alanon

Help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics

Smart Recovery

A global community of mutual-support groups in which participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction. Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.

Author Brian Cuban’s blog “The Addicted Lawyer”

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. Brian has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April of 2007.


Confidentiality

JLAP logoBecause of the sensitive nature of mental health and substance use issues, law students, attorneys, or judges who need help—or want to assist someone else who might need help—are often reluctant to seek assistance. Recognizing this concern, and in order to foster early and confidential contact, the Indiana Supreme Court authorized the creation of JLAP with the passage of Rule 31 of the Indiana Rules on Admission to the Bar and Discipline of Attorneys.

All contact with JLAP is confidential under Admission and Discipline Rule 31 §9 and Rules of Professional Conduct 8.3 (c).