Critical Issues In Social Work

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Currently, I believe the critical issues in social work are mental health, environmental justice economic inequality, and social inequality. In the current political environment, I believe these issues will grow to even greater heights than today. These issues are far from individual and if examined closely, are in fact, intertwined. Mental health disorders, and seeking care for mental health is highly stigmatized in the United States. Mental health care can also be cost-prohibitive to some individuals and families within America. I personally believe that many of American society’s mental health issues are related to stress related to economic and social inequality.

While environmental justice may seem independent of these issues,