Mental Health, Addiction, and Transition in Older Adults
Monday, December 4, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
1.0 hour Elimination of Bias credit (applied for)
Our profession and our clients are aging. Learn about mental health (including cognitive impairment) and addiction issues and the realities, risk factors, and resources specific to older adults. Understand unique barriers to getting help for older adults, characteristics of older adult mental health, chemical dependency and gambling problems, and the difference between dementia, grief, and depression. The program will touch on ethical issues if an impairment is present and offer a protocol to encourage someone to get help. LCL programs are open to all legal professionals.
Recovery Support Meetings
LCL has a long history of supporting recovery through many avenues, although our roots are in the 12 Step tradition. While these listed groups are not “official” LCL groups, LCL does provide space and technological support for these weekly Recovery Support meetings.
Mondays, except holidays, at 12:15 p.m. This hybrid (phone and in person) meeting follows the traditional 12 Steps framework.
Call 651-646-5590 or 866-525-6466 or email us for information.
Please click here for other meeting links.
LCL Connection Groups
LCL offers several check-in and support opportunities via Zoom videoconferencing. Open our LCL Resources and Connections December 2023 for more information and joining instructions.
- The Path to Well-Being Group, every Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Career Support Group, Tuesday, November 14th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Suicide Prevention: Every Lawyer’s Opportunity
Just Ask: How We Must Stop Minding Our Own Business in the Legal World is a powerful suicide prevention video created by the Texas Lawyer Assistance program with the assistance of the Pennsylvania LAP. You may access the video and other suicide prevention resources here.
We recognize that content like this can be triggering for some. The video begins with a warning and offers support and encouragement to reach out to others.
Insights Newsletter – The Power of Gratitude
Practicing gratitude has been shown to have a far-reaching impact on our physical and emotional well-being, leading to improved emotional control, better sleep, healthier relationships, and better outcomes. Here are a few strategies you can use to harness the power of gratitude – during this Thanksgiving season and throughout the year.
Read more in this month’s article, “Harnessing the Power of Gratitude“.
Sand Creek Wellness Resources
Sand Creek EAP provides numerous resources covering a wide range of topics on its website. You can set up your own free account and access them on your own schedule. Click here to visit their site. Click the “Member Portal & App” button to sign in or create your new account. When creating your account, use “lawyers” as the Company Access Code.
Advance Notice of Upcoming CLEs & Events
We’ve had several requests from lawyers to provide email notifications of upcoming CLEs. So many, in fact, that we’ve developed a monthly email specifically for the purpose of letting people know what CLEs and events are planned, when they are scheduled, and registration information.
If you want to get on the mailing list, just provide the following information. You’ll receive an email from Vertical Response, the service we use, asking you to confirm your email address. You can cancel at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each newsletter.