Jones Robb believes that mental health is an essential investment in the well-being of our community. We know that those with careers in the field of law face particular challenges when it comes to mental health, and we strive to create an inclusive and supportive culture for all our team members. As in years past, we’re committed to providing a holistic approach to mental health that benefits our entire firm, as well as the larger community.
In furtherance of these goals, during May Jones Robb:
- Sent every member of our team a Health & Wellness Care Kit to encourage the firm to practice self-care and dedicate time to well-being.
- Participated in the Lawyers Have Heart (LHH) Race and Movement Challenge to encourage members to be physically active.
- Donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in support of its mission to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
In a study published in February 2023, high stress and work overcommitment common in the legal profession were identified as predictors of suicidal thoughts in lawyers. Counseling, managing physical health, and setting boundaries are tactics often suggested for lawyers suffering burnout and many law firms strive to make additional resources available to address stress and depression. This year, in tandem with Mental Health Awareness Month, the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL), instituted Well-Being Week in Law, providing a template for organizations and individuals to communicate and engage in wellness activities. Jones Robb is proud to have continued to put its commitment to mental health at the forefront as it celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month and engaged in these various initiatives throughout the firm to raise awareness and promote mental health. Jones Robb is committed to supporting the well-being of our team and community, both in May and throughout the year.