Category Archives: depression

Requiem for a Lawyer

My new law partner, a new friend, killed himself earlier this week, making him the third litigator I know who has killed him/herself since 2006. That is one young woman from my law school class, one esteemed adversary who worked across the street, and one colleague/friend, each of whom was extremely bright, well-educated, and determined…

The Siren Song–Depression’s Call

I’ve come to loathe the term “depressed” —I vomit a little in my mouth a little every time someone uses it when they mean someone is going through a hard time, or is grieving, or some other normal period of sadness. In fact, I’d like to tote a taser in my hot pink purse, right…