Review of Beginnings, Middles & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work by Ogden W. Rogers

SJS considers it quite an honor to review a new social work book and this book is certainly worth reading. The book discusses a, ‘basket of stories’ from Ogden W. Rogers life from the perspective of a seasoned social worker. The book describes how a life in social work is made up of stories and demonstrates that those stories are not always linear. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, “No,” she corrected me. “I’m not schizophrenic. I have schizophrenia. It affects my thoughts, my moods, my behaviors, but it is not me. It’s a disease. Not a definition.”  Mental Health issues and symptoms tend to be attached to the person’s identity, but this is not true. Symptoms are just that, symptoms and not a definitive definition of an individual….

Full Story @ http://read.socialjusticesolutions.org/9c
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