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- Stereotyping the Mentally Ill as Inherently Problematic
This is going to be a bit of a lazy post since I’m almost done my coffee and need to start my day. So I’m just going to point to something I see as a problem and then maybe flesh it out later.Speaking only for myself, I’m so tired of mental health initiatives that emphasize the “business case” for i … Read more »
- We Can Be Heroes
Mental health issues are common in our society, as is trauma.But, for the most part, we don’t talk about them in a way that allows them to be real for us.Often we don’t allow ourselves to name them, even when they’re clearly affecting us and/or those around us.Instead, we grope around in the darknes … Read more »
There’s a lot of discussion about imposter syndrome in the legal profession.I’ve been reflecting on it a lot lately because in some ways it fits me. But here’s what I’ve realized: I don’t have imposter syndrome. I’m actually an imposter.The feeling that I don’t belong in this profession doesn’t come … Read more »
- 2019 Reflections and 2020 Goals
This was a big year for me. To be honest, I’m really glad it’s over. Here’s a review of some of what happened for me in 2019 and what my goals are for 2020.2019 started with me in terrible shape. The effects of my trauma history were in full force. To describe just a few of its manifestations, I was … Read more »
- Aiming to be "Strong Enough" to Handle the Things that Are "Too Much"
As I’ve said many times, when it comes to issues of trauma and mental health in our profession, everything is complicated, which is why we need to talk about it.One issue that I have particularly mixed feelings about is this: on the one hand, we need to practice self-care, which includes acknowledgi … Read more »