According to the Council of Social Work Education, social workers are critical to the future of the mental and behavioral health infrastructure in the United States, especially as efforts are made to ensure that people are connected with the mental and behavioral health services they need. Social workers touch many Americans’ lives through work in public schools, veterans’ hospitals, general and special service health-care

facilities, substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, child protective services, family service settings, and gerontological long-term care facilities. They are also on the front lines, working in teams and in a variety of settings ensuring that people are successful in their treatment and care for mental and behavioral illness.

March is National Social Work Month and NAMI NC would like to take this time to celebrate those that have dedicated their lives to the great profession of social work. Hats off to you!