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 […]

Sexual Assault Awareness: National Assault Survey

The past year has generated a seemingly constant stream of headlines about sexual assault and rape on college and university campuses. These stories expose the dangers faced by mostly young women and the deep-rooted problems with the way our societal institutions respond to sexual assault — from victim blaming to […]

Sexual Assault Awareness: Not On My Campus

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, an important time for educating our communities about sexual violence. Sexual assault is a human rights, social justice and public health issue, and raising awareness is key to aiding victims and preventing future assaults. On college campuses, sexual assault is a […]