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Archive for the ‘Grief & Loss’ Category

Suicide – A Misunderstood Tragedy

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These articles are written by the family members of Mississippi lawyers lost to suicide.  But for the Grace of God these stories could be about anyone of us affected with these illnesses.  Rodney, Robert, and Portrait were real people, loving fathers, husbands, and lawyers.  Often our culture focuses on “the suicide.”  With these stories we […]

It’s Now Easier for Law Students to Get Help

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Every now and then the Lawyer Assistance Program gets a call from a law student at one of our seven North Carolina law schools.  The student would rather talk without giving his or her name.   The LAP person answering the phone says that’s OK and asks what the concerns are. Usually the student is facing […]

Grief Is A Vital Part of Recovery, So Embrace It

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One of the things I think our society has an extremely difficult time with is the process of grief. We give it a lot of lip service, but, in the end, avoid talking about how much grief and loss is involved in day-to-day life. We politically correctify it as “empty nest syndrome” or a “midlife […]