Join Kristen Heff, JD and Erica Grigg, JD May 18 from 10-11 a.m. as they discuss how leaning into our vulnerability is one way we can destigmatize mental health in our workplaces and beyond.
Discussion topics include:
- The stigma that surrounds mental health
- Vulnerability — what it is, why we experience it, and how it can change your life
- Empathy as the antidote to shame
- Identifying and embracing “crossroads moments” and changing your direction
About the speakers:
Erica Grigg- Since receiving her JD from The University of Texas School of Law and her law license in 2001, she has gained work experience as a criminal prosecutor; general counsel in the Texas Legislature; Special Assistant to the Chancellor of Texas Tech University; and as a personal injury, civil rights, and wrongful death litigator at Spivey & Grigg, LLP. She has appeared on HLN and CNN for commentary regarding her involvement in high-profile civil rights cases. She is pursuing a master’s in Clinical Mental Health, expected in 2022. She is currently Director at the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program where she helps connect judges, lawyers, and law students to mental health resources. Erica attended the 2018 Academy Awards for her role as plaintiff’s counsel in an Oscar nominated HBO short documentary, Traffic Stop.
Kristen Huff has been an attorney in the field of crime victim services since 2003 as an Emergency Protective Order attorney with the Texas Advocacy Project. She has been the managing attorney for the Crime Victim Services Division with the Office of the Attorney General since 2011. She earned a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas in 1997 and a J.D. in 2001 from the University of Texas School of Law. She is an active volunteer and mentor with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Austin Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and the UT Law Women’s Law Caucus. Kristen has been a disability rights advocate with United Spinal Association since 2010. She currently serves on the Board of the National Association of Crime Victims’ Compensation Programs. She lives in Pflugerville, Texas.