According to The Report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, to be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer. Whether for yourself, a colleague, or a friend, your CMBA Mental Health & Wellness Committee has compiled an array of information and resources to assist legal professionals and law students with questions related to the maintenance and improvement of well-being -- be it for addiction, other mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety, or general well-being.  Whether for a quick refresher, or if the issue at hand requires true professional attention, the Committee is one resource for information and direction on where to go for help.  Please have a look at the tabs below, and if you have any questions please contact Kari Burns of the CMBA (, 216-539-5970), who will connect you to a Committee member for further assistance.  

Immediate Help (Confidential)

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP)
If you or a colleague you know have mental, emotional or addiction concerns, contact the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP). Your confidentiality, and the confidentiality of anyone about whom you express concerns will be protected. 
Phone: 1-800-348-4343

An organization that connects people who are seeking treatment to the resources they need. They offer an extensive list of rehab programs and treatment facilities to choose from. They also have a library of educational articles on addiction and recovery, which can benefit residents both in the US and internationally.
Phone: (866) 650-2452

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services of Cuyahoga County
Phone: 216-241-3400

Ohio Suicide Prevention
Phone: 614-429-1528

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Phone: 1-800-950-6264
Summit County Addiction Help

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Ohio Department of Mental Health And Addiction Services

The Centers for Family and Children

Local Crisis Hotline
Phone: 216-623-6888

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Committee Information


Rita Bryce



For more information about the Mental Health & Wellness Committee or to join, please contact Kari Burns, Assistant Bar Counsel.