#WearYourPride In June: Blog To Support LGBT Pride!

On June 2, President Obama released an official proclamation declaring June “Pride Month.” This entire month is dedicated to raising awareness of discrimination and violence against the LGBT community. Much of the discussion surrounding LGBT issues revolves around politics. But we at Social Work License Map want to make the […]

Mindfulness Meditation In Social Work

Originally developed as an extension of Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies, mindfulness meditation cultivates awareness of thoughts, emotions and sensations in the here and now. Instead of rehashing the past or projecting into the future, a person who is practicing mindfulness focuses on the present moment and is open and […]

Mental Health Statistics All Social Workers Should Be Aware Of

Mental and emotional wellness are primary concerns of working social workers around the globe. While it is important to recognize the needs of those coping with mental illness year-round, we recognize May as Mental Health Month in order raise awareness, educate, and fight stigma around mental illness. We have compiled […]

The National Campaign Raises Teen Pregnancy Awareness

Although teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined dramatically over the past two decades, the nation’s teen birth rate is still higher than in other developed countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. Teenage pregnancy statistics show that nearly 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant at least once […]

Improving Your Inspired Advocates Score

The past few months here at Social Work License Map have been especially exciting since we launched the The Inspired Advocates, the first tool of its kind to gather an expansive variety of social advocacy blogs in one place and scale them based on vital metrics. Because the Inspired Advocates […]

#MHChat Roundup (5/14/14): Mental Health And Illness

What are some of the greatest challenges the mentally ill face? Are certain illnesses more stigmatized, or conversely, accepted, than others? How can we eradicate the stigma against mental illness? How can recording and sharing experiences of mental illness create a more understanding and empathetic society for individuals who suffer from mental […]