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February 13, 2019

‘Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.’: How One Lawyer Overcame Living With Depression in Big Law

Reed Smith counsel Mark Goldstein wasn’t sure he could both be a lawyer and have mental health disabilities. But he learned how to survive and thrive in Big Law. …Roughly six weeks earlier, I had been diagnosed with severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety. I felt scared. Ashamed. Crippled. As if I was going to die. Perhaps most of all, I felt alone, particularly in a profession that often stigmatizes mental health disorders. A profession that tends to label them, instead, as “burnout,” or sweep them under the rug.   Click here to continue reading this commentary by Mark S Goldstein on Law.com.