Be Well: Beating Addiction, Depression, and Compassion Fatigue
Be Well: Beating Addiction, Depression, and Compassion FatigueAILA Past President Denyse Sabagh (Washington, DC) leads a discussion with fellow member Ann Kanter (Sacramento, CA) and Michael Cohen, Executive Director of the Florida Lawyers Assistance Program (Pompano Beach, FL). The speakers offer insight into the addiction and emotional problems immigration attorneys face, the strategies for prevention, and solutions for recovery. The topics discussed include: the daily life (and stresses) of an immigration lawyer; recognizing the signs of physical, emotional, and psychological stress; different types of substance abuse; how to prepare for and manage compassion fatigue; stress reduction techniques; and handling uncertainty and disappointment. Finally, the panel provides guidance on resources available to immigration attorneys through AILA and state bar associations.
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