Sex, drugs, and alcohol are often merely the symptoms, and not the underlying causes of career killing, self-destructive behavior by intelligent, trained legal professionals. In this unique presentation, specially tailored for California in-house counsel, the oft ignored issue of mental health challenges for intellectual property counsel will be addressed. Statistical analysis, descriptive definitions, and the impact on the IP practitioner, with opportunities for career saving support are described in detail. Depression, anxiety disorders, work and familial stressors, as they impact lawyers at each stage of their career will be discussed. Myths related to mental illness, and the legal professional will also be addressed as well as self-reporting issues within a corporation and with the State Bar. Finally, tools for self-evaluation, recognition, and resources for care are provided. This one hour webinar could change your career, and your life!