Session set to help legal community with loss
The Nashville legal community is coping with the unexpected loss last week of our colleague, Drake Holliday, who took his own life. Drake was an excellent attorney, a selfless, caring person who dedicated himself to some of the best things a lawyer can do. Drake’s passion for social justice led him to a career of helping the poor and disadvantaged and to support national and local politics with his energy and intellect. He was an avid soccer player and fan and he loved sailing. Drake was tireless in his devotion to family, friends, and community. He will be deeply missed.
Dealing with the loss of a colleague, particularly to suicide, is an emotionally traumatic process. To help the bar through this process, and to better understand and work toward prevention of suicide, his friends and family have set a time to get together to discuss the personal impact that this loss has had.
The Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, together with specialized critical incident management clinicians, will facilitate a process to help to better understand, manage, and work through this difficult time. The session will take place on Monday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Courtroom One, Second Floor, Customs House, 701 Broadway (across from Hume Fogg High School), Nashville, for a follow-up critical incident stress debriefing. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building.
This can be a difficult emotional time and it is important to take this opportunity to support one another while also learning as much possible about the very real epidemic of suicide that exists in our profession.