September 16th, 2021
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us have felt isolated and lonely. Even as the topic of mental health and wellness has received more widespread attention because of the pandemic and with public figures such as Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka disclosing mental health challenges, 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders which have impacted sleep, eating, alcohol consumption, and more. The pandemic’s impact on young people ages 18-24 is especially troubling, as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 25% of people in that age range said they had seriously considered suicide within one 30-day period in summer 2020. For adolescents aged 12-17, emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts for girls 12-17 were 50.6% higher than in the same period in 2019 (among boys the same age, the increase was 3.7%). In 2020, the CDC reported an 86% increase in demand for its suicide helpline text service.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As a special program during this very important month, please join Bailey Glasser lawyers Greg Haddad and Travis Prince for an enlightening 30-minute webinar addressing the intersection of law and mental health. Topics include:
- How the American law has traditionally approached mental health issues.
- Legal rights of people with mental health issues.
- Case studies and real-life litigation examples.
We welcome your questions related to this special program. If you have anything specific you would like Greg or Travis to cover, please email your suggestions to [email protected].