Attorney Justin Kolber Creates The Iron Llama Triathlon for National Suicide Prevention.

Justin Kolber is a Vermont attorney who has long believed in wellness, well-being, and work-life balance.  On Saturday, Justin will take on a personal challenge to benefit others’ wellness: the Iron Llama Triathlon for National Suicide Prevention.

  • Aside: since 2014, at least 6 licensed & active Vermont lawyers have taken their own lives. Data indicates that, in any given year, 108 licensed & active Vermont lawyers have serious thoughts of suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

Odds are you’ve never heard of the Iron Llama.  Saturday’s will be the first.  And, Justin isn’t an ordinary participant.  Rather, the event is Justin’s brainchild, conceived earlier this year in response to a friend’s suicide and the pandemic’s cancellation of in-person events. The Iron Llama is based at Lake Elmore, a beautiful setting to get out to support Justin.  He’s even arranged to have some of Elmore’s famed Fire Tower Pizza available!

I could go on, but I’ll let Justin tell you more.  Yesterday, he was kind enough to (virtually) stop by the Garage Bar to talk about the Iron Llama and attorney wellness.  You can watch or listen below.  Links with even more information about the Iron Llama, attorney suicide, and suicide prevention follow the video link of my conversation with Justin.

Thank you, Justin!

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