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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Annelle Edwards
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Date Created: 03/10/16
Chapter 6 notes: social work in mental health David Deerinwater summary:  David Deerinwater is a man of Native American descent (Cherokee). He had been living  in the streets for 6 months with no possessions or family. He voluntarily admitted himself to the hospital and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Roberta Sholes BSW was the case  manager for David. David just wanted to get out of the hospital and he spent much of his  time gazing out at nature from hospital windows and porches. Roberta told David the  only way he was going to be discharged was if he would work with her to accomplish  goals for him. Eventually David told Roberta about his life, his Cherokee culture and  customs, and his story to help her understand his situation. She called Health and Social  services department of the Cherokee Nation to try to find out more information on his  family and his options for care. She got ahold of Dorothy White who knew his family and drove to their ranch to have them call Roberta. Dorothy also suggested that returning  home might be the key to the potential rehabilitation of David. Through the Cherokee  Nation’s services, David would receive the medical attention and services that he would  need. David’s brother drove to the hospital and brought him food cooked by his mother  and visited him every day. After 14 days of in­hospital care, David was released to return  home.  Diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM): current is DSM­V o Has roughly 200 specific mental illness categories to help diagnose mental  illnesses in people. o Must have training to correctly use DSM o Each illness has a special code to make it easy for billing o Examples of mental illnesses: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality  disorders o Different drugs used depending on illness  Acute traumatic stress: stress during or right after a disaster or trauma. (physical or  psychological)  Posttraumatic stress disorder: (PTSD), when symptoms of distress after a trauma last  longer than a month (including depression, OCD, anxiety)   Case Management for SW in Mental health o Asses client and what they need and their history o Create a plan for treatment (do not prescribe medications, but suggest therapy or  support groups) o Keep track of progression made by client and close case when possible  Social justice in mental health o People who have mental illnesses my feel stereotyped or discriminated due to  their illness.  I.e. they are schizophrenic instead of they have schizophrenia. o Correct treatment usually not available to poor 


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