Continuing to try to manage alone is a symptom of the pathology of stress, distress, despair, depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction. AAP is a safe place to be. If you experience unpleasant stress, distress, despair about your life in the law, depression (is anything fun for you?), other people telling you that you have problems with alcohol or drugs, come in to a safe place.
Problems are not a sign of failure, but an opportunity for growth. The American Medical Association and the American Bar Association state that more than one in five doctors and more that one in five lawyers experience these problems. Come on in and talk about it.
If you are concerned about yourself or about a partner, associate, colleague, bar applicant, law student or judge, help is available here.