I Escaped My Manic Demons, but My Clients Usually Can’t

A social worker struggles to keep the mentally ill poor out of jail, fighting the stigma that surrounds her clients and unable to disclose her own struggle with bipolar disorder.

“My personal experience has been both a blessing and a curse. It has made me more compassionate and patient in working with clients experiencing mental health symptoms, but it also challenges me with painful reminders of past experiences that continue to be shrouded in shame and a feeling of unearned privilege.”

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I Escaped My Manic Demons, but My Clients Usually Can’t

A social worker struggles to keep the mentally ill poor out of jail, fighting the stigma that surrounds her clients and unable to disclose her own struggle with bipolar disorder.

“My personal experience has been both a blessing and a curse. It has made me more compassionate and patient in working with clients experiencing mental health symptoms, but it also challenges me with painful reminders of past experiences that continue to be shrouded in shame and a feeling of unearned privilege.”

Read the full article here.

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