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Auschwitz and the Liberation of Ruth

We’re survivors”, Ruth said, reminding me yet again that this too shall pass. I worked alongside Ruth at a mental health clinic down in the barrio, 3rd Avenue. The Bronx,

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The War Time Social Worker

There is a reason why you bring on the war time social worker into the clinical picture

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Winter blues

And distressing winds. Is it the weather or is it I who is causing the storm of disorder? As the cold enters my bones, and the booze filters through my

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Desconexion

Intentar encontrar a alguien con una capacidad de intelecto de ideas afines es una configuración segura para el fracaso. Descubrir la voluntad de coexistir con respeto a la disparidad es

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Dignidad

La dignidad del riesgo y el derecho al fracaso son mucho más claros para mí que nunca, pero significa mucho más que asegurar un trabajo u obtener el éxito. Para

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With Dignity And Humility I Survive

    The dignity of risk and the right to fail is much clearer to me than ever before, but it means so much more than securing a job or obtaining success.

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The Peer Support System Within Mental Health Is Broken and We Need to Fix It

I am a consumer of mental health services, I am also a professional licensed social worker. I’ve done supervisory, engagement, and worked as a mental health therapist. I was also

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The mirage of my distortion

I have adapted this new radical perspective that is based on a newfound moral ground that I think is absolutely necessary regardless of inbred and conditioned responses. This means that

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My Re-evaluation In The Face of Distortion

Trying to find someone with a like minded capacity of intellect is a sure set up for failure. Baring a willingness to coexist with respect for disparity is the key

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The Internal Conflict Of A Peer Specialist In The Making.

The contradictory role of peer specialist is less conflicting in terms of transitioning from consumer to provider then it is transitioning from an activated response to a more trauma informed

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Navigating the Mental Health System as a Consumer

    I often hear how difficult it is to get social service assistance, especially when it comes to medical, and mental health care. To my own personal understanding, navigating the mental

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