Dave Nee Foundation:
The Dave Nee Foundation was founded in 2006 by James Hyre, Wynne Kelly, and Andrew Sparkler following the 2005 suicide of David Dawes Nee II (1976-2005), then a third year law student, studying for the Bar exam at Fordham University. He graduated from Princeton University in 1998 and the Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut, in 1994.
The Foundation honors Mr. Nee’s memory by combating the social stigma associated with depression and by seeking to prevent the loss of life through suicide, especially among young people and those in the legal profession.
Since 2013 The Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program has partnered with the Dave Nee Foundation in working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and to bring resources and awareness to law students in Kentucky.
It is OK to ASK someone you are concerned about how they are doing, just as it is OK for you to seek help from others if you are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety or worthlessness. Visit us at http://www.daveneefoundation.org/
Law Lifeline: Find out ways to help yourself or a friend anonymously through an online resource specific to law students: www.lawlifeline.org
National Helpline: Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hours, 7 days a week 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)