Audio:One Lawyer’s Story with Depression – Keith Anderson

Currently a suspended lawyer, Keith Anderson told the uncensored story of his slide into depression and the impact on his professional life in a special guest lecture at Solo Practice University®.

A well respected lawyer in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Keith Anderson fell into an 11-year pattern of tears, insomnia, and self withdrawal after the death of his father in 1992. Keith suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with depression in 2003. Confined to his bed for three months, Keith rarely left the house for another two years. Through the support of the Nova Scotia Law Society and his family, he began his journey of recovery during 3 ½ years of therapy. Today, Keith is a champion for mental health, sharing his story in various print and online publications for the legal profession and as a guest speaker at mental health conferences. This is a story of hope.

Talking Points:

  • A Healthy Mind, A Healthy Practice
  • Life in a Small Firm
  • Depression comes to Town
  • What is Depression
  • Lawyers and Depression
  • Lawyers’ Assistance Programs
  • Staying Healthy

If you wish to speak with Keith, he will gladly talk to you and has generously provided his e-mail to be contacted.  You can reach him at: kna1960 (at) eastlink (dot) ca

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