EAPs and the Bar: Providing Mental Health Services to Attorneys

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George Martin and Lisa Hardy explain the many types of help available to attorneys through an employee assistance program.

The Florida Bar continues to seek to lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer more support to its members in the future. To bolster these goals, it has been working to develop a partnership with CorpCare Associates, Inc. and their employee assistance program. Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt welcome George Martin and Lisa Hardy, both of CorpCare, to outline the many services offered through their program and explain how they have worked with other bar associations to provide 24/7 mental health help and extensive support for members.

George W. Martin, Jr., is president and CEO of CorpCare Associates, Inc., a national employee assistance program company.

Lisa Hardy is vice president of clinical operations at CorpCare Associates, Inc.

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General or Mental Illness Awareness CLE Credit. Course #3866.


Florida Lawyers Helpline

The Florida Lawyers Helpline (1-833-FL1-WELL) is a free and confidential service that connects Florida Bar members with professional counselors. There’s no cost for calls to the Helpline and you may be referred for up to three free telehealth counseling sessions per year to help you develop strategies to overcome life’s challenges, balance priorities, and better handle both personal and professional pressures.

In addition to mental health support, the Helpline’s licensed and certified counselors can assist with other stressors members might face during or after the pandemic – such as providing a case manager to help find long-term care facilities for family members or financial consulting to help members with debt management, budgeting, and retirement planning. All these services are completely confidential and available at no cost to eligible Bar members.

Florida Lawyers Helpline is provided through an agreement with CorpCare Associates Inc., which has over 200 professional counselors across Florida and 11,000 nationwide.

Florida Bar members may reach the helpline by calling 1-833-FL1-WELL.

Please note: this number is for Florida Bar members and is not a referral service to find a lawyer or make a complaint against a lawyer.

Tenga en cuenta: Este número es sólo para miembros del Colegio de Abogados de la Florida (The Florida Bar). No es servició de referencia para asesoría legal ni es donde se presenta una queja en contra de un abogado.

 


The views expressed by the participants of this program are their own and do not represent the views of, nor are they endorsed by The Florida Bar, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, or representatives. None of the content should be considered legal advice. As always, consult a lawyer.