As discussed in the article below, North Carolina (a few other states have made similar efforts) recently announced a program to assist jurors who suffer from undue stress from their jury service. While it is great that North Carolina has recognized that jury duty can, at times, be stressful, the mental health services offered are fairly limited. Since this is just a pilot program, I am hoping that in the future, jurors receive more in the way of mental health services.
News & Observer: NC jurors get way to help cope
Jurors in trials where judges determine that the evidence might cause mental distress will be given a toll-free number to contact a licensed mental-health professional for what Smith called "one confidential telephonic triage or face-to-face assessment." During the assessment, the jurors' needs will be identified and appropriate resources recommended. If additional counseling is needed beyond the initial visit, jurors will be referred to either a provider in their health plan or to an affordable community resource.