Of those who cited a reason for their problem, 44 per cent said financial problems were to blame for their stress, depression or drinking; 16 per cent blamed workload; 16 per cent blamed relationship problems; 12 per cent bereavement; and the remaining 12 per cent cited ethical or disciplinary issues. The male/female split of callers was near 50 per cent, with 19 female barristers and 23 male barristers.

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