The Unaccommodating Accommodation Process

I recently posted about how lawyers and policy makers need to do more to incorporate mental health concerns into public policy. Based on the feedback I got from that, I want to start incorporating more policy discussions here. Starting with a personal observation. I am in the process of seeking a reasonable accommodation to work […]

The Devil’s Advocate

A little while back, I talked about the mental health risk that police and firefighters face, hazards that exist in addition to the physical dangers of they’re job. Similarly, soldiers and veterans die every day from suicide while many more suffer on in silence due to the mental health risks of their profession. But sometimes […]

Bad Days & Demons Will Play

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I missed my train. In the process of changing my password at work I managed to lock myself out of my work computer. And the Bruins lost, evening the Stanley Cup Final at 2 games each. And while everyone has bad days, mine open the door for my […]

A Demon Has No Name

They call it depression. As if it is just a little dip in your mood. A mild blahness that will pass uneventfully. But really that is such a ridiculously laughable name for it. It is a demon, a darkness, a horror so all encompassing that thousands of people literally think death is preferable. When I […]

The Dark Tales of Burnout

This week, the World Health Organization redefined occupational burnout, which previously was a vague description of being overworked, but now has specific criteria that workers and employers should use to be on the lookout for burnout. According to the new definition, occupational burnout is characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance […]

The Undefined King, General, Warrior. And Me

Men. We’re more likely to commit suicide and less likely to seek help or find ourselves in a therapist’s office. And why? While there are many factors, a big part if it is because of a societally constructed view of gender roles. A view of gender roles that is so misguided that it seems to […]

‘The Mad Queen’

If you care about Game of Thrones, but haven’t seen the most recent episode, stop reading now because this post will have spoilers. If you don’t care about Game of Thrones spoilers, or you’re caught up with the show, then please keep reading.   Still here? Great. Game of Thrones has become one of the […]