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Social Workers Learn From and Raise Awareness Through Mental Health First Aid

The growing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) movement helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Social workers are among both the trainers and the trainees.

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Using community-chosen terminology is an important means of respecting the identities and autonomy of disabled clients and other disabled individuals. more

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I do not mean to dismiss your feelings. I just want us to remember that our clients are really tired, too. more

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This article offers BSW and MSW practitioners a framework within which to think about their work with at-risk LGBTQ-identified youth who may be facing difficulties in their coming out process. more

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Gun violence plays a prominent role in social work practice. What can social workers do? more

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The heavy toll that can come from doing emotionally difficult work requires a conscious application of creativity and energy to move it forward. more

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It is an ethical imperative to view clinical practice within the macro context as we strive to become life-long advocates and effective practitioners. more

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There is consensus among major social work, mental health, medical, and other helping professional organizations that the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border is inhumane and harmful. Use these resources to take action. more

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Suicide is a public health problem that can and must be prevented. National Council for Behavioral Health president and CEO Linda Rosenberg responds to recent suicides in the news. more

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With the release of Season 2 of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, 75 leading mental health, education, suicide prevention, and healthcare experts collaborated on a comprehensive resource, the 13 Reasons Why Toolkit, published by SAVE. more

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The walls are not just the walls of my house. They are the architecture of my life, and the brick and mortar and plaster and paint have all come on loan from those who lent me their suffering. more

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