Social work means seeing the best & the worst of humanity.
It means the horrors of it human depravity, and rejoicing when people overcome adversity and achieve success, no matter how small.
It also means bearing the burdens of others, some of whom we help, and others that we will never meet.
And professional confidentiality, which we protect for the best interests of all those we help, costs us greatly, as individuals, because it often means that we are unable to purge ourselves of the sometimes overwhelming painful emotions connected with this journey.
Today my heart is heavy. So many thoughts. So much pain out there. Services are inadequate & often there are no real answers to the problems faced by so many.
Hurting people, hurt people.