Aug. 4, 2022

U2U.S5.E3 - James Lee

U2U.S5.E3 - James Lee
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From the military to corrections - James Lee went from one extreme career to the next. Hired as a CX2 at Edmonton Institution for Women in 2005, James loved his career, the people, and working with the inmates. Unfortunately, this fondness did not last long. After working 2 years at the penitentiary things began to slide - James knew that he was battling something but was unsure how to get help. He felt very unsupported by the institution and the people that were in positions to assist him. Struggling with a beast that he knew nothing about took a toll on James' life in all areas - sharing with us that the last 2-3 years of his career were pure hell for him. There is power in choosing to advocate for yourself and your needs. James was eventually diagnosed with PTSD which allowed him to remove himself from an environment that was affecting his mental health.