Lawyers and Non-Lawyers With a Mental Health Diagnosis: A Conversation About Stigma

Bravo to the NYC Bar Association for raising awareness of the impact of stigma surrounding mental illness. These types of events need to take place on a regular basis throughout the country and worldwide. It was a honor to be included in this conversation with top professionals from both the legal and mental health communities.

On September 29th, the City Bar held a program entitled “Lawyers and Non-Lawyers With a Mental Health Diagnosis: A Conversation About Stigma.” From left to right: Deborah Meyer, Chair, Committee on Mental Health Law; Deborah A. Scalise, Partner, Scalise, Hamilton & Sheridan LLP; Eileen Travis, Director, Lawyers Assistance Program; Frank G. Dowling, Medical Director, Long Island Mind and Body Medicine Group; Michael L. Perlin, Professor of Law Emeritus, New York Law School; Jennifer Rivera, Director of Human Resources & Veterans’ Affairs, Fountain House, Inc.; Adrienne Gurman, VP, 1212-Studio, Inc.; Ambassador, Bring Change 2 Mind; Priscilla Lundin, Member, Committee on Mental Health Law.

Stigma Event - September 29, 2015
Stigma Event – September 29, 2015

Photo Credit: New York City Bar Association

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