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Not So Criminally Insane | Chicago Health

Not So Criminally Insane | Chicago Health | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Cook County Jail leads the nation in better treatment of mentally ill inmates.
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Harnessing Our Own Power in Action, Not Just in Theory

Harnessing Our Own Power in Action, Not Just in Theory | Social Worker | Scoop.it
These United States are changing, and there is a desperate need for services that include and treat diverse groups of people from all walks of life. Since last year, I have realized the power and extreme altruism of professional social workers as our...
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Lack of Health Insurance Among Adults Aged 18 to 64 Years: Findings From the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. PCD provides an open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention.
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Tips for Social Workers on Talking Politics on Social Media

Tips for Social Workers on Talking Politics on Social Media | Social Worker | Scoop.it
In an age where Donald Trump asks his Twitter followers if he should participate in a debate and candidates' social media posts make the news, it's clear social media plays a role, not only in ou...
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Here’s Why Mental Health Care Is A Real Issue In This Presidential Campaign

Here’s Why Mental Health Care Is A Real Issue In This Presidential Campaign | Social Worker | Scoop.it
“Mental health should be treated as part of health care, and should be available to all people," Bernie Sanders said.
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Rapper’s painkiller confession

Rapper’s painkiller confession | Social Worker | Scoop.it
IN a deeply intense and personal video shared on Facebook, Melbourne rapper 360 has revealed the excruciating story of his battle with painkiller addiction.
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Living up to the code’s exhortations? Social workers’ political knowledge sources, expectations, and behaviors

Living up to the code’s exhortations? Social workers’ political knowledge sources, expectations, and behaviors | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics is the standard in defining and advancing...
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The Dwindling: Dealing With The Aftermath of Loss From Substance Abuse | The Fix

As a substance abuse counselor, there is always the possibility of receiving devastating news about someone in my care. 
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Trying to make mental health first aid as familiar as CPR

Trying to make mental health first aid as familiar as CPR | Social Worker | Scoop.it
A course teaches how to intervene when someone is having a mental health crisis and to overcome our discomfort in doing so.
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5 Things You Should Do Each Day if You Suffer From Depression -

5 Things You Should Do Each Day if You Suffer From Depression - | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Danny Baker lists the 5 things a person should work into their daily routine for better physical, and mental health.
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Here's How To Delete Your Facebook Friends Who Like Donald Trump

Here's How To Delete Your Facebook Friends Who Like Donald Trump | Social Worker | Scoop.it
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'Army of Moms' Grows Territory, Seeking Volunteers in Hyde Park Saturday

'Army of Moms' Grows Territory, Seeking Volunteers in Hyde Park Saturday | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The group's founder said summer is coming so it's important to recruit now.
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Justice for Devan Miller: Protect Good Samaritan Laws

Justice for Devan Miller: Protect Good Samaritan Laws | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Devan called 911 when a friend overdosed and saved his life. Now, Devan faces 20 years in prison.
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Chicago Announces New Police Training For Dealing With Mentally Ill

Chicago Announces New Police Training For Dealing With Mentally Ill | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department is currently investigating the Chicago police's use of deadly force, among other issues.
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U.S. Social Worker Workforce Report Card: Forecasting Nationwide Shortages

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Click Here to Assist An NEIU Social Work Student to Graduate in May--$5, $10, $25 Makes a Difference

Click Here to Assist An NEIU Social Work Student to Graduate in May--$5, $10, $25 Makes a Difference | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Assist A Student to Graduate in May by Deborah Brown - Please assist me in completing my degree in social work. With all the cutbacks, my tuition has fallen behind. My financial aid (PELL grant) has been exhausted and my other grants will not cover my balance to complete my education. I have worked hard,as many students do, to acheive their dream...
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In Rural Alabama, a Longtime Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak

In Rural Alabama, a Longtime Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Marion, Ala., is in the throes of a tuberculosis outbreak so severe that it has posted an incidence rate that is about 100 times greater than the state’s and worse than many developing countries.
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Suicide rates spike in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties

Suicide rates spike in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Economic struggles, stress and substance abuse drive the rise in suicides, experts say
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NASW Congratulates President Obama’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

NASW Congratulates President Obama’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence | Social Worker | Scoop.it
President Obama this week  issued New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communit...
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In the Field: From Social Work Student Intern to Hired Social Worker

In the Field: From Social Work Student Intern to Hired Social Worker | Social Worker | Scoop.it
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Real World Clinical Social Work Blog: Self-Care During Resolution Season

Real World Clinical Social Work Blog: Self-Care During Resolution Season | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The idea of resolutions and why they conflict so much with actual self-care is that they are resolute, clear, black and white. Nothing that we do falls under this heading.
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A Career in Social Work - Looking Back and Looking Forward

A Career in Social Work - Looking Back and Looking Forward | Social Worker | Scoop.it
To those just starting down your life/career path, keep looking for what gives you passion and fulfills you. Remember to ask yourself the hard questions of what motivates you as a social worker.
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Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms

Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms | Social Worker | Scoop.it
People with avoidant personality disorder experience long-standing feelings of inadequacy and are extremely sensitive to what others think about them. These
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Why The Ban On Gun Violence Research Is A Public Health Issue

Why The Ban On Gun Violence Research Is A Public Health Issue | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Ignorance is not bliss.
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