Healing from Trauma: The Importance of Role Models

Mentoring and finding a mentor is part of the journey, at work and elsewhere, to help alleviate stress

On the heels of his story in our March/April issue, we have asked Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon to break down some of the critical elements he shared about healing from trauma and how to leverage that experience to become a better leader.

Emerging from trauma and its associated conditions, whether depression, anxiety, substance use, and more, is a journey, not an event. And no one has to walk alone on this path. Important breakthroughs can be made with professional help in therapy, but in this article I would like to share the importance of role models in my journey.

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Benoit-Antoine Bacon, PhD

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Benoit-Antoine Bacon is President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, an innovative and socially-minded institution at the forefront of technological and social change for a better future. A Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, he previously held leadership roles at Queen’s, Concordia and Bishop’s Universities. He holds a PhD from the University of Montreal. He has a special interest in supporting mental health for all.


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