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Using The Power Of Story To Break Stigma

I am often asked how law firms can empower employees to be more comfortable coming forward with mental health issues. How can they break through …

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When Not Minding Your Own Business Isn’t Enough

The State Bar of Texas has lost another lawyer to suicide.  I and many others have lost a friend. His family has lost a loving …

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A Morning Reflection On 12-Years Of Sobriety

April 8th. My Tabby is asleep, curled at my shoulder. Her paw draped over both eyes. The darkness of a sun not yet crossing the …

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How Diverse Law Students View Mental Health

When discussing law student mental health, an understanding of how stigma impacts diverse/marginalized demographics is important. There can be a tendency to view stigma as …

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Gambling Addiction In The Legal Profession

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. A good time to discuss one of the more stigmatized mental health issues in the legal profession. Gambling addiction …

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Why I Didn’t Ask My Law School For Mental Health Support

An important and courageous guest post from Angela Han that touches on eating disorders, sexual trauma and cultural diversity issues with regards to shame and …

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Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

February 25th begins National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders are very stigmatized despite the fact that they have the highest mortality rate of any …

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The Danger of Remaining Silent on Mental Health

Every now and then I feature a lawyer or law student who has something to say on the issue of mental health in the legal …

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Is An “Unhealthy” Lawyer An Unethical Lawyer?

In itself, of course not. Every situation is different. Every person is different. This is why I was shocked to see a quote come out …

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I Will Never Forget Frida and Menashe Sterenberg

About fifteen years ago, I came across some very old photos belonging to my mother. One of them was a photo of a man and women with what appeared to be their two young children. I asked my mom who they were.

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Changing The Language Around Suicide

I recently had the honor of addressing lawyer wellness at the law firm of Winston & Strawn.  I was telling my story and was at …

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How Are Those New Year Resolutions Going?

You are now nine-days into your New Year’s Resolutions (If you make them) I’ve done a lot of “resoluting” in my life.  I loved and …

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The Insanity Of Addiction

Just about anyone in long-term recovery has a story that we look back on, roll our eyes, chuckle, and use as a gauge of how …

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Sean Stopperich And The SMU Death Penalty

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Why Are Lawyers Afraid To Ask For Help

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As Sick As Our Secrets

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Brian Cuban on living years with eating disorder, drug and alcohol abuse

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How I Became A Cocaine Addict

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