Anne Noble, Executive Director, on why the Bar Association is a member of the Anti-Stigma Coalition:
Mental health issues are experienced by all, and lawyers are no exception. For too long, there has been a stigma against talking about mental health in the legal community. Lawyers are historically very resistant to talking about and admitting to mental health issues, to protect their image, their reputation, and even their clients and business. Thankfully, the walls around addressing mental illness are slowly crumbing amongst lawyers and the judiciary, but we have a long way to go.