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In 2018, The Crimson published the results of a mental health survey of students at Harvard Law School. Though not surprising, these numbers indicate the level of stress law students are under while in school.
What follows are the major findings of the survey.
1. Law students indicated they were three times as likely as people in the general population to experience depression.
HLS students reporting depression
Prevalence of depression among individuals age 20-39
2. Law students indicated a higher incidence of anxiety than in the general population.
Anxiety reported by HLS students
Prevalence of any anxiety disorder among adults age 18 and up
3. For most students, mental health problems began or changed when they started law school.
4. For some, law school was an incredibly isolating experience.