EAPs and the Bar: Providing Mental Health Services to Attorneys
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 CLE credit including 1 hour of Mental Health & Wellness CLE Credit. Course #3866.
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The Florida Lawyers Helpline (1-833-FL1-WELL or 1-833-351-9355) 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 five free 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 or 1-833-351-9355.
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.
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