The social work role in mental health services
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The social work role in mental health services

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    Barbara H.
    US
    Barbara H.

    I have a mental illness. My ex-husband would always make me more depressed about it He would tell me that I'm worthless so we got divorced and now I'm stronger.

    Tashika B.
    US
    Tashika B.

    I've often thought about entering into this field of study.

    Lyn P.
    AU
    Lyn P.

    Social Workers are able to listen, guide and find resources for the mentally ill. The Social Worker should build a good rapport with each client for them to gain confidence and feel comfortable with the resources the social worker has given to them through good communication.

    Tasman S.
    AU
    Tasman S.

    the role for social workers is to work with individuals with mental disorders to resolve associated psychosocial problems,social problems, such as family distress, unemployment, disability, poverty and trauma. They work with issues such as depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, adjustment issues, trauma and family conflicts.

    Peter Apuko A.
    GH
    Peter Apuko A.

    What is the role of the social worker in mental health

    Darrell L.
    US
    Darrell L.

    There are many different roles and professionals within the social work role in mental health. Each position is necessary for the improvement of the quality of life for an individual. A social workers role is to assess and individuals situation and needs and to develop plans for an individuals with mental illness so that they can gain a normal life.

    Louise M.
    GB
    Louise M.

    iam really enjoying readin all this iam finding all very intresting

    Humaira S.
    PK
    Humaira S.

    a social worker who has specialization in mental health can work better

    Peter M.
    AU
    Peter M.

    The inclusion of Mental Health Social Workers is an improvement of the narrow rigidity of the Medical Model alone and can present a more holistic view of Mental Health. Social Workers do have critical roles to play, one being public education on the reality surrounding mental health. While their presence in the hospital setting is a great improvement they need to be active in all life domains, education from primary school upwards and promoting that difference is not bad. They need to have access to the workplace and Mental Health be included in all OH&S programs. They need a presence in Law Enforcement and Correctional Facilities. Only when people are better informed and mental Illness is seem as just another health condition will it receive the attention and resources needed to support people across all life domains.

    Nicola H.
    GB
    Nicola H.

    I think that what they have in Scotland with mental health is a good system, but may not be available in the rest of the country.

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