As some of you may know I am educated as a social worker. I am currently planning to write a manuscript for a Canadian social work journal and I would like your help in this process. My past research has been on discrimination social work students face during their education from students, staff and faculty. I now want to turn my gaze to the Canadian social work profession (or North American social work as a whole) and find out what discrimination is happening towards those who seek out or are given a social worker to treat mental health issues. I then want to demonstrate how Mad Studies can help social work improve how it works with clients who have mental health issues.
This is where I need you, my Canadian/North American followers. I would like to include personal accounts of discrimination social workers have done towards you, their clients, in relation to your mental health. The focus does need to be on social workers and I especially need accounts from Canada. If you live in North America I can probably use your stories and even if you are from other countries and would like to share please do as it may also be able to demonstrate that social worker discrimination towards those with mental health issues is global.
If you would like to share your story for it’s potential use please go to the “Participate: Stories of Social Work Discrimination” page which can also be found at the top of the blog page. If I use your story I will share with you exactly how I am going to use it when I have completed the section your story fits into.
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