This is a CNN story on the growing number of suicides among lawyers. The article is a good one, but it has one key flaw. One reason lawyers struggle with depression is that they have to work very hard to graduate from law school, only to find out that the profession is very competitive and overcrowded. This can be disheartening and can break some people. The bar associations are right to be worried about this issue and the issue needs to be studied more.
Like many professions, the law business has its ups and downs. Every lawyer needs to learn how to stay even in the midst of a world of ups and downs.