'The impact on society is enormous': In legal profession, depression, addiction hurt clients, too - Health - CBC News

At its worst, the depression crippled her at work, to the point where Hollins would walk into her office, say hello to her assistant and then "close the door and lay on the floor and cry for hours."

At her lowest point, she says she would "spend most of the day trying to figure out how to collect myself enough to get to my car and get home."

That raw vulnerability doesn't match the general impression society has of lawyers as tough and ambitious.