How to Foster Everyone's Health and Well-Being? Invest in the Mental Healthcare Workforce as a Public Good | Ep. #103
Interview with Carla B. Monteiro, Addiction Clinical Social Worker, Emergency Psychiatric Social Worker, racial and social justice advocate, and 2020 candidate for Boston City Council At-Large.
Good Sunday morning!
I am delighted to announce my latest POD for the People! interview with Carla B. Monteiro is now available. Carla is an Addiction Clinical Social Worker, Emergency Psychiatric Social Worker, racial and social justice advocate, and 2020 candidate for Boston City Council At-Large. You can listen and subscribe to my podcast on all major podcast platforms or click the “Listen” button above.
In this episode, Carla B. Monteiro gets real about her financial and personal struggles as a single mom, her experiences with depression and anxiety, and what it was like working as a social worker through Covid. She highlights the myriad ways that people overlook and miscommunicate the symptoms of depression and anxiety, leading to late diagnosis and missed treatment opportunities. She shares stories and offers timely and strategic solutions to the challenges facing the mental health care workforce and the structural burdens — from income and housing insecurity to gun violence — many social work students of color and those from low socio-economic backgrounds carry as they complete their degrees and enter the workforce. She offers a list of resources to help you find treatment for yourself or a loved one.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or call or text 988
National Helpline or call 1-800-622-4357
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