Deb Knupp Writes for ALA – The Shadow Pandemic: How Firm Staff Can Show Up for Struggling Employees

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As we enter the third year of COVID-19, we are beginning a new phase: mental health as the shadow pandemic. In this piece for the March 2022 issue of ALA’s Legal Management, Deb Knupp concludes:

As law firms contemplate how best to inoculate their cultures from the negative consequences of the Great Resignation and proactively respond to the present-day tsunami of mental health challenges, consider the power of teaching your people how to show up and close the empathy to action gap. The world needs lawyers and the professional staff to be at their best so that clients and their extended networks are more positively impacted. When we know how to show up, we can help ourselves and others struggle less, heal faster and activate positive mindsets and behaviors.