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  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital shooting. And, what a heartbreaking reminder that "those taking care of others also need to take care of themselves." As health care practitioners, we all need a supportive community if we are to continue to be the most effective with our patients and clients, whom we have been called to serve.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Thanks to your testimonials, words of wisdom, and encouragement, SWEET Institute was born to lead this movement, and we will not rest until we create a world where our intrinsic nature to serve is nurtured regardless of where we work.   Our grand opening is coming, and we will soon be hosting our first fundraising project, with the goal of kick-starting our cause. We are going to help provide a supportive community to all health care professionals, starting with social workers, before expanding to all other clinicians, including, and not limiting to, licensed mental health counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, and other physicians. We are going to do so through regular, consistent, and efficient, continuing education, supervision/case consultation, and mentorship/coaching. We also are going to provide infrastructure for self-care and gatherings. You will soon be able to contribute to this movement, for yourself or sponsor a social worker you know!  This fundraising project is scheduled to launch in  mid-July . We will be reaching out to you for your contribution and we will also ask you to please reach out to your contacts and urge them to support this cause. Please stay tuned! Thank you for being part of this movement, and kindly see below for some updates on our milestones!    We have been approved to be a CEU provider by the State Education Department;   We have created our Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest pages; and LinkedIn, and Instagram are coming soon. Please like us, connect, and share! Search:  SWEET Institute   Our website is less than 2 weeks away from launching, but you can visit now and start getting involved.  www.sweetinstitute.com   Don't want to miss our launch? Then, subscribe to our newsletter below!   As always,  Executive Team - SWEET Institute   (Social Work Excellence through Education and Training)      

 

   

     
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Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital shooting. And, what a heartbreaking reminder that "those taking care of others also need to take care of themselves." As health care practitioners, we all need a supportive community if we are to continue to be the most effective with our patients and clients, whom we have been called to serve. 

Psychiatrists are only for "the insane:" Misconceptions about Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are only for "the insane:" Misconceptions about Psychiatrists

According to the Webster dictionary, insanity is defined as "severe mental illness, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), one of the criteria for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) is a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, resulting in functional impairment, which, interferes, or limits, one or more major life activities. In 2013, 4.2%(10 millions) of the US population aged 18 or older met criteria for a serious mental illness, and this number does not include children, adolescents, nor does it include developmental or substance use disorders.

Turn your organization around

Turn your organization around

Danielle is a 32-year-old female who finally landed her dream job. She is passionate and motivated about the organization’s mission for social responsibility, and truly wants to make a difference in the world. But, just one month into the job, Danielle realized the need for improvement, and the extent to which many parts of the company needed realignment. She decided to channel her frustration through making the necessary “disruptive” changes. How should Danielle proceed and what can she do in order to turn her agency around and continue to do meaningful work? Below are 10 simple tips to help Danielle and you—should you find yourself in a similar situation—take the needed steps towards such an arduous yet noble task.

10 tips for supporting someone through emotional pain and loss

10 tips for supporting someone through emotional pain and loss

Samantha, a 36-year-old woman, comes to the office to see Dr. McKnight, after experiencing the devastation of a severe earthquake, in her birth country. She brings her 12 year-old-daughter, Marilyn, whose father is yet to be found, since the earthquake; her grandmother has been pronounced dead, and one of her siblings is severely injured. Both Samantha and Marilyn sit in the office, sobbing. Samantha is trying to comfort Marilyn, but, clearly, Samantha also needs someone to console her.