Day: May 1, 2017

Mental Health Week

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage discussion about mental health. During this week, the Law Society of Saskatchewan will be providing mental health  information to assist our members.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) is a free, confidential assistance program for Saskatchewan lawyers, judges, law students and their immediate families. Homewood Human Solutions was retained to manage LCL’s program and remains LCL’s referrals coordinator and administrator for professional counseling services. Client contacts are made directly to Homewood Human Solutions 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for immediate confidential assistance. Homewood Human Solutions maintains confidential records, reports by reference only to client numbers and is careful not to reveal any details that might inadvertently identify a specific client. Funding of LCL is by means of a direct levy on Law Society of Saskatchewan members which is collected by the Law Society of Saskatchewan and directed to LCL. There is no requirement that LCL account or report to the Law Society.

The types of issues LCL deals with include:

Family Related Problems

Relationship Problems

Parent/Child Problems

Career/Work Related Problems

Stress

Alcohol and/or drug misuse

Financial Problems

Psychological Problems

Anger

Anxiety

Depression

Grief

Co-Dependency

Gambling Problems

For 24 hour confidential service call: 1-800-663-1142