May, 2022

Racial Equity in Psychiatry and Mental Health - Jessica Isom, MD, MPH

Doin' The Work

Episode 53 Guest: Jessica Isom, MD, MPH Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify. Follow on Twitter & Instagram , Like on Facebook. Join the mailing list Support the podcast Download transcript.

5 Blissful Benefits of Retreating You Never Considered but Want

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Retreats are a popular idea for a lot of people. Some, however, cannot see the benefits. There are long-lasting benefits to the body and mind that you may not have considered. I will share 5 Blissful Benefits of Retreating You Never Considered but Want. Achieve a Long-lasting sense of peace.

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Cortisol is released when our fight or flight system is triggered. When cortisol levels are consistently high, it causes a myriad of health problems. I am going to talk about an affordable retreat that can lower cortisol levels. Let’s Talk About Cortisol.

Relaxation Costs Nothing and Makes a Sweet Mother’s Day Gift

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Mothers’ Day is the day that we celebrate the ones who gave us life. We make breakfast and serve it in bed, or we take her out to dinner. Some spend lots of money buying the biggest, prettiest, and freshest bouquet of flowers.

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Technology Disruption Readiness Plan: A Best Practice for the Social Work Classroom

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In social work education, one lesson we can take away from the COVID pandemic has brought many lessons to social work education is to be ready when a crisis or disruption requires an instructor and students to quickly shift an entire course, a class session, or even an assignment.

Four Strategies to Cope with Adversity

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It may be the biggest, but not the first stressful event in my life, my impending open heart surgery. With those prior events, I have had episodic/situational anxiety.

Care review urges national social work pay scales to reward expertise and boost retention

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New IFSW Global President Elected

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IFSW is delighted to announce that the new global President is Joachim Mumba from Zambia. His 4-year term as president will commence on the 16th of May.

The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma

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Our Favourite Mental Health Podcasts

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When we’re feeling not-so-great, podcasts can be more accessible than the overwhelm of a TV show or the concentration required to read a book. The problem is, there are so many out there, that it can be hard to know where to start.

When Little Ones Play Dress-Up

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Periodically I am asked about a toddler/preschooler who prefers to wear clothes aligned with the gender other than physically presented at birth. At times it creates a source of conflict for the parents. Where those parents are separated, that conflict can escalate significantly.

Arthur and Star cases show need for expert child protection units, finds review

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The murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson demonstrate the need for child protection practice to be handed over to specialist multi-agency teams of expert practitioners.

Yoga and Bodywork: Healing Interventions for the Mind and Body

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Katiuscia Gray. Social work is the person-in-environment profession that so often relies on the biopsychosocial model. And yet, the mind-body connection can easily be overlooked in the assessment and intervention process.

Having a Mentally Ill Parent — What It’s Like

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I had a mentally ill parent. It was my father. He's dead now , but when he was here, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Of course, I didn't find out about that until I was an adult. That secret affected my life from the time I was a child.

How Social Workers Can Practice Trauma-Informed Care

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SWHELPER. Sponsored Article by Adelphi University Over the past few decades, there has been increasing recognition of the widespread and profound impact of trauma on individuals and communities.

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When Someone Shares Their Pain…

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When someone tells you of their pain, just listen. Do not try to solve or suggest they will get through it or ask to look at the bright side. While it appears helpful, it is actually diminishing the experience of the person who as a result, may feel more immersed in their distress, not less.

Twenty per cent rise in children’s social workers quitting sector last year, suggest government figures

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By Charlotte Goddard and Mithran Samuel. The number of council child and family social workers in England quitting children’s services altogether rose by 22% last year, suggest government figures.

Emerging Words for the Future – Spring 2022 Edition!

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New Podcast on Mental Illness in the Workplace

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Closing Out Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

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Every year when I reach the end of Mental Health Awareness Month , I try to reflect. I reflect on mental health in the state of my community, my city and my country, and I wonder if anything has happened this month that could lead to substantial change.

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