Your Client Is More Tired Than You Are

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Thank you

Thank you Molly. Well said. May God continue to bless and strengthen you as you continue this important journey

Monica 55 days ago

Useful reminders

I think it's incredibly important to remember that yes, it can be a very trying profession at times, but there's so much privilege, access to knowledge, and all kinds of benefits that we have and take for granted in our day to day lives that many of our clients will never know. As an example, many of us will never have to face the every day reality of taking an antipsychotic which is required to calm our mental health symptoms, but which also create hardship through side effects and regular blood tests. In many ways we're super privileged; and it's really helpful to remember that.

Alex Black 65 days ago

after last week

I am a Children Services social worker. After the very emotionally trying week I had last week...I needed this more than you could know. As I lay down to go to sleep tonight I am filled with a hope that I can keep pushing on. I got into this field for a reason and I lost sight of that last week but this was a great reminder of why I do what I do!! Thank you.

Katelyn Miller, MSSW, LISW 108 days ago

Hobbling on

Thank you for the validation and for seeing the dialectics in our working lives- hurting is “both/and” not “us/them.” I’ve struggled with that, so much that I’ve been seriously contemplating leaving this profession after 15 years (!) of practice. I am soul-tired, beyond bone tired. But I know what so do matters and that I am one of the lucky few to have the x-ray emotional goggles. So, I will keep on for now. Thank you for seeing that the struggle is real.

Amy 121 days ago

Your client is more tired than you are

Molly what a great article, well written and so true as to the struggle of our patients and social workers/therapist. I have had those days many of times and have had to practice my mindfulness skills or find some sort of balance so that I can trek on. Our patients/clients are often times more tired than we are but at least we have supports they often times have no one.

Evette Blackman, LCSW 125 days ago

Your Client Is More Tired Than You Are

Wonderful article. Everything you stated is right on target. As social workers, we need to take more " self care days off " and rejuvenate our soul and spirit.

Voile Cohen 125 days ago

Thank you!

I can relate to this but in different ways as I am working with adults who did not get their high school diploma and I see their struggle to work hard to accomplish that goal. They too are tired and exhausted from life but still show up. I see my teachers showing up for them even when they are having bad days and the pay is not the best.

Sherry Moore 127 days ago

Keep keepin' on

Sherry- what important work. It must be rewarding to see adults working to change their own narrative. Thank you for what you and your teachers do, and for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Molly Skawski 125 days ago

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