Social Worker Thought Leaders: Barbara Mikulski

From their advocacy skills to their passion for justice, social workers make natural leaders. In this series, we profile social workers who are leading change on the national level as members of Congress. Meet the individuals who, with the social worker’s firsthand understanding of public policy’s impact on private lives, […]

Mental Health Awareness: When To Get Treatment And Where To Go

Half of all Americans will experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, yet many will not seek treatment because they are not confident about when or how they should do so. This article explores when it is best to seek treatment, how to recognize symptoms of mental […]

Lifelines: A Media Project From The Frontlines Of Social Work

Are you frustrated by the public’s limited understanding of the social work profession? Looking for a compelling way to illustrate social work’s role in serving society’s most vulnerable individuals? Consider telling your public officials, funding agencies and colleagues about “Lifelines: Stories from the Human Safety Net” as a way of […]

Removing The Stigma Of Mental Health Issues For Veterans

Many veterans return home from combat with mental health issues and are hesitant to seek treatment because of the stigma that surrounds mental illness in the military community. As a result, many veterans live with challenging and even debilitating, but treatable, conditions. Fortunately, social workers and other mental health professionals […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Because Mental Health Matters

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month dedicated to eliminating the stigma faced by people who live with mental illness. The month is used as a forum to discuss how individuals and society can address misconceptions and misunderstandings about mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental […]

Sexual Trauma In The Military

By Ashley C. Schuyler, MPH Military sexual trauma (MST) is a term used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to characterize experiences of sexual harassment or sexual assault that occur during military service. The VA defines MST as “sexual harassment that is threatening in character or physical assault […]