Overwhelmed with anxiety and depression, Peter J. Carman for a time considered quitting the legal profession after years of being in practice. A call to the State Bar’s Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) changed that. The volunteer lawyer on the other end of the phone helped “talk me off the edge” says Carman. He shares his experience as both an attorney who received help from WisLAP and now as a volunteer with that program helping other lawyers.

The Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) provides confidential well-being consultations to lawyers, judges, and law students. WisLAP staff are trained in the areas of mental wellness, substance use disorders and self-care best practices. Learn more at www.wisbar.org/wislap or call (800) 543-2625.