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Ep 11 - Bree Buchanan

Iron Advocate

Bree Buchanan is the Co-Chair and Founder of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.  In 2017, the American Bar Association sanctioned Task Force published the most comprehensive report to date detailing the critical need for the legal profession to address alarming rates of addiction, depression and suicide amongst its members.  The Report paints a worrisome picture while also offering thoughtful insights into what can be done to make systemic change to the culture within the legal profession.Bree shares her insights gained as the Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program as well as her vast knowledge acquired as the Task Force Report was compiled.  Bree also takes us on her own journey through depression, anxiety and addiction.  During the conversation, we grapple with the complex question of why it is that lawyers suffer at such dramatic rates, and engage in rich back and forth searching for answers.  Some very healthy tips and suggestions emerge.Brew Buchanan is a must listen within every law firm and legal organization as well as by anyone with a growth mindset.  Enjoy this episode of Iron Advocate as we continue to explore how lawyers can kill it on the practice of law without it killing us. The Task Force Report can be found at LawyerWellBeing.net. Bree Buchanan can be reached at Bree1964@att.net or by visiting PRKrill.com.

1hr

28 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

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A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

More From Law

A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

More From Law

A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

More From Law

A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

More From Law

A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ep. 26 - Substance Abuse and Mental Wellbeing in Law: with Bree Buchanan

More From Law

A 2016 study of solicitors found that 28%, 19%, and 23% were experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively. In this episode, I speak to Bree Buchanan - former Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, which aims to provide recovery solutions for members of the legal profession who are experiencing substance abuse, as well as strategies to help boost well-being and resiliency in the profession. Bree and I discuss her pathway into law, substance abuse within the profession, as well as what law needs to do to improve its approach to mental wellbeing.Music provided by Audio Library: Jungle Juice - Wataboi.

18mins

21 Jun 2020

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Lawyer Well-being with Yan Besner and Bree Buchanan

Mindspace Podcast: Inspiring Wellbeing

In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe focuses on well-being in the legal profession. Working in law is one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the world: tight deadlines, long hours, a hyper-competitive culture, and the weight of supporting demanding clients. In 2016 a study showed that lawyers and law students suffer from substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress in far greater numbers than the general population.In the first half the podcast, Joe speaks with Yan Besner, a partner at Osler, a national law firm. Yan is recognized as one of the best real estate lawyers in Canada.Joe and Yan discuss:- Yan’s struggle with depression, anxiety, and stress as a young lawyer- The therapies that helped him recover- How he maintains his mental health these days- How the culture in law firms is slowly changing to support mental healthIn the second half of the podcast, Joe speaks with Bree Buchanan, co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing. Bree is leading a cultural transformation that will help promote mental health in the legal profession.Joe and Bree discuss:- The 2016 study showing that lawyers and law students disproportionately suffer from substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and stress- How lawyers can cope with these problems- Her personal struggles with substance abuse, anxiety, and depression- How her work in this space aligns with her life purpose.

1hr 3mins

1 Mar 2019

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2016 Bar Leaders Conference Episode 4: Bree Buchanan

State Bar of Texas Podcast

2mins

19 Dec 2016