In this thought-provoking Q&A clip, Harrison delves into the topic of becoming a lawyer with a history of mental illness. He discusses the challenges and obstacles individuals face in this situation and potential solutions and strategies for success.
This informative and educational clip is a must-watch for anyone considering a career in law and dealing with mental health issues.
Yes, of course, it is. You can become a lawyer if you have a history of mental illness.
It's no different than having a history of physical illness. Of course, you can become an attorney if you have a history of mental illness. The issue is that many things that used to be stigmatized are no longer stigmatized in society. Indeed, mental illness is one of them because most people, no others with mental issues, have cured them and fixed them.
Again, I'm not an expert in any of this, but to the extent that things are fixable and can be corrected, it's perfectly fine. I've known lots of very high-performing people that had what would seem to be severe mental illnesses.
I'm thinking of several people I know who went to Harvard Law School and this top school at Stanford. They were able to fix their problems with different types of methods. Sometimes it was medication, others, it was other things. I think most things can indefinitely be fixed.