The Importance of Mental Health Awareness


Did you know that 1 in 4 American people suffer a mental illness?  That is an estimate of 56% of the population[2].  Creating awareness is a difficult task [5].  We make sure to fill one day or month with the “green ribbon.”  But do we really know what the green ribbon means? When there is aware… http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2015/11/17/importance-mental-health-awareness/

Honouring Humanity in Human Services: It Starts with You!

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We know that organizations have an obligation to care for their human employees. Now, let’s talk about the personal responsibility involved in honouring our humanity as helping professionals. How much maintenance do we need as human beings?
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Honouring Humanity in Human Services: It Starts with You!

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We know that organizations have an obligation to care for their human employees. Now, let’s talk about the personal responsibility involved in honouring our humanity as helping professionals. How much maintenance do we need as human beings?
How many of you know someone who consistently works th… https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/05/03/honouring-humanity-human-services-starts/

White Nationalism and The Co-Opting of Fear

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It used to be easy. The label of racist, sexist, or homophobic was a silencer on the weapon of the tongue. When a person stated views that were out of the politically correct spectrum, they paid a price professionally and publicly. However, with the rise of Donald Trump as the Republican… http://swhelper.staging.wpengine.com/2016/05/03/reasonable-white-nationalism/

9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers

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I’ve been a little obsessive this week. This is apparently how I mourn when one of my favorite musicians of all time dies: I listen to their music. On repeat. Nonstop.
My Four Year Old Daughter: Daddy, is that a Prince song…again?
Me: Yes, sweetie, Daddy needs to listen to… https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/05/03/9-life-lessons-prince-social-workers/

Prescribing Healthy Foods, Not Medications

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Typically, when a person goes to the doctor, a prescription is written for a medication. Medications can be provided to alleviate a variety of illnesses or symptoms. However, many health problems have an underlying cause and often that cause is weight related.
According to the Center for… https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/05/02/prescribing-healthy-foods-not-medications/

More Than 500,000 Childless Adults to Lose SNAP Benefits This Year

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Within the next year, between 500,000 and 1 million childless adults without disabilities will be dropped from their SNAP, or food stamp, benefits. A three-month time limit exists on benefits for this… http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/03/04/15534/