Tag: mental illness

A Letter to Our Loved Ones

You are Seen, Heard and Loved
by
Brooke Cone, FCNI Social Worker
November, 8, 2016 -

The holiday season is here. And while a lot of us are happily picking out décor and planning parties, too many of us are struggling and hurting. This time of year can be challenging for many, especially those dealing with mental illness and/or the lasting impact of trauma. In the below piece, Brooke Cone lovingly acknowledges the brave struggles of these Dear Loved Ones. And asks us to pause in our planning, reminding us to be kind, be supportive and be present for those fighting the unseen fight against depression and trauma. 

How Being the Difference Makes the Difference to Me

A Social Worker’s Story
by
Kaitie Cruse, Social Worker for FCNI
March, 16, 2015

For me, all that is worthy in the world begins with families who function holistically—loving families who raise healthy children. In contrast, all that is awry in the world begins with families who lack the skills or resources to find wellness and struggle to meet each other’s needs, especially the needs of their children. Through my journey, I found Social Work to be the most effective and meaningful path by which I could support and empower at-risk and high-needs families; it is the role that is most authentic to who I am and what I value.

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