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Issue 70 | July 2021


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
NSLAP WELLNESS: Understanding Mental Health and Chronic Disease

"Long-lasting health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are known to be the leading causes of premature death and disability in many countries in North America. For years, the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization have correctly predicted the steady rise in those and other chronic conditions due to the effects of things like globalization and the growing middle class. These organizations have also indicated that long-term healthcare solutions must take a patient's mental health, not just their physical symptoms, into consideration when deciding on a course of treatment.

In this article, we discuss the criteria that make a disease or illness chronic and how, if left untreated, it will affect a person's mental health over time. We also offer helpful tips for those currently dealing with mental health issues related to a chronic condition, especially during the pandemic."

On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter "Understanding Mental health and Chronic Disease" (July 2021)

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support, along with resources and counselling with mental health and chronic disease, register with Homewood Health™ Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register.

Call in confidence, 24 hours a day: 1 866 299 1299 (within Nova Scotia) | (See the website for details about calling from outside Nova Scotia) | 1 866 398 9505 (en français) | 1 888 384 1152 (TTY).