Columbus Bar Task Force on Lawyer Physical and Mental Well-being


The CBA Mental Health and Wellness Task Force will work to help members identify “stressors” in their practice and personal lives, along with practice, lifestyle and other changes which may help mitigate those stressors. It will work to destigmatize efforts to identify and address these challenges, encourage help-seeking behaviors and facilitate access to them.

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 Board of Franklin County
Phone: 614-224-1057

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 800-273-8255 (24-hour crisis hotline)

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline

Netcare Access (for adults in crisis)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Phone: 614-224-2700

NAMI Help in a Crisis
Text “NAMI” to 741741

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Phone: 1-877-726-4727

Ohio Department of Mental Health And Addiction Services
Phone: 614-466-2596

Central Ohio Group Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Columbus, Ohio

Free 24/7 Drug Rehab Helpline

Please note: Membership in this committee is by appointment only. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the committee chair.

Columbus Bar Task Force on Lawyer Physical and Mental Well-being LinkedIn Group

Please be sure to join our LinkedIn Group. The group is a place where committee members can share practice related information and discuss committee business. Join today to start strengthening your professional network!

Meeting Date

3rd Monday of the month at 2:00pm at the Columbus Bar offices

Committee Chair


Discount on Books & Resources

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