May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re recognizing the crucial importance of mental wellbeing with a video series dedicated to sharing practical tips and personal experiences from our attorneys.

Whether you’re a legal professional or just looking to improve your mental health practices, there’s something in this series for everyone.

To kick it off, Betsy Weber shares her strategy for striking balance.

A lot of coping with work rated stress is recognizing that it’s frankly just part of the human condition, overall. And you when you recognize everybody else is kind of living with the same thing in those peaks and valleys of life it helps, And having faith, good girl friends that you can have have a glass of wine with, and family that you can surround yourself with helps tremendously.

DBL Law Attorney, Emma Gripshover, shares her strategy for striking balance.

Exercise and prioritizing my physical health has been really instrumental in improving my mental health. I find that after a long day in the office, there’s really no better way for me to unwind and release the stressors of the day than just hitting the gym and really getting some of that energy and tension out. In addition, I think that it’s really important to have a strong collective group of friends that you can rely upon. At DBL, here we have an amazing group of associates that I feel really lucky to use as a sounding board for ideas and kind of share my collective experience as a young lawyer with. That certainly has been instrumental for me in managing my workplace stressors and my mental health.

Finally, we have Susie Cioffi’s insights on managing work-related stress are not just for legal professionals but for anyone looking to enhance their mental health practices.

Well, I think we live in a very accessible world right now, which is wonderful in a lot of ways, but it also has its drawbacks. It puts a lot of pressure and demands on each of us individually. I think what’s most critical, being that it’s May, which is mental health awareness month, is that we take steps to try and mitigate some of those pressures. Whether you find relief and comfort in exercise, spending time with family and friends, or doing things that you ultimately just enjoy, I think that’s the most important thing that you can do for yourself long term. Find the things that bring you joy, so you can enjoy your life and you don’t always feel like you’re in a pressure cooker.

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