September: Fall Into Fall

Dear Bar Members:

In light of recent suicide-related tragedies, the Wellness Committee would like to remind you of the resources available to members of the Bar should you be suffering with a mental health difficulty.  The Committee provides a variety of resources on its website, The site includes links for multiple mental health disorders, traumatic circumstances, nutrition/physical fitness, and social wellbeing.  The focus of the site is prevention and self-care; therefore, we encourage you to bookmark the site and return regularly for blog posts and new resources. The website offers specific resources for suicide prevention and education at

As a reminder, if you in the middle of a crisis and need immediate assistance, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or chat with them at  The South Carolina Lawyers Helping Lawyers helpline is also available toll free at 1 (866) 545-9590 or contact any of the Lawyers Helping Lawyers committee members directly.  Also, the Bar offers free counseling sessions via CorpCare.  Scheduling an appointment with a therapist is easy and completely confidential.  Bar members may call CorpCare toll-free at 1 (855) 321-4384 to be referred to a counselor in their area 24 hours a day. 

Finally, I worked as a mental health professional prior to attending law school.  Should you need guidance in finding any assistance, please feel to contact me directly at  


Jasmine D. Smith on behalf of Living Above the Bar Wellness Committee


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