Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Too Many Social Workers, Not Enough Programs

This makes Aleks upset.

I've been thinking about going back to school for social work, because I want to get better at helping people and make a a consistent income. However, I keep running into people who are either out of work social workers or know someone who is an out of work social worker. All of these people are brighter and kinder than i am so that kind of puts a damper on my plans. If these people can can't get a job (many of them have a masters degree) how the hell am I? What is the reason for this surplus of social workers? Is it the economy or is it the lack of programs?

Its probably both. Ever since i've been diagnosed with mental illness i've gone through phases where i've looked for support groups. They are not easy to find. There are so many people with mental illness who don't get help because the government is always cutting these programs. Its tough being mentally ill, though its a lot better now than it was a century ago. There are so many people out there that want to help us but the governement won't pay them.

Hope you're feeling well

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