We often think of lawyers as embodying a warrior spirit, invulnerable to pain. Tough as nails, they, unlike the rest of us, do not “hurt” within.
Paul talks to seasoned lawyer and award-winning mental health advocate, Orlando Da Silva, about what is more accurate: pervasive mental illness within the legal profession. While opening up about his own struggle with depression, Orlando reveals the normalized but dangerous pressures of the profession, such as continually sacrificing time with loved ones, and which sadly led him to attempt suicide. However, reflecting his personal strength and courage, Orlando remains committed to promoting better mental health among lawyers, concerned more about happiness than advancing their careers.
Learn more about Orlando here.