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Bringing mental illness into the open

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

A traumatic event a decade ago followed by severe depression left Dante, once one of Ottawa’s top litigators, unable to get out of bed, leave his house and not even remotely close to being able to practise law.

“People were coming over to make sure I was still alive,” says Dante, who requested his real name not be used for this story.

The depression affected his ability to concentrate and he had great difficulty performing even the most mundane of tasks.

“I had a fear of...