MHM Supports National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month. Since 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has celebrated social workers with an official monthly observance. This year, the theme is "Social Work Paves the Way for Change." It promotes the accomplishments the profession has achieved during the past six decades, including its positive changes in society and for individuals.

During the month of March, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) will honor the professionals who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of others—social workers and counselors. We will celebrate National Social Work Month with activities to express our gratitude for the social workers at MHM who are committed to the betterment of the least served in South Texas. Festivities include a recognition luncheon and commissioning ceremony for members of our clinical behavioral health services team. MHM's community counselors will be commissioned later this year.

We congratulate our team members on their continued impact in the lives of the adults and children in our communities affected by mental illness. Our staff's faithfulness to MHM's core values, dedication to the social work profession and compassionate care make us proud to work with the best team in South Texas.

Since our founding, MHM has taken action to help pave the way for change. In 2015, MHM invested $8,298,846 through community grants in the area of mental and behavioral health.

"The need for quality mental health care is great in South Texas. I applaud the team of devoted social workers and counselors who are committed to meeting the needs of the least served by helping to improve mental and behavioral health outcomes. Their professionalism and enthusiasm is unmatched. They are changing lives everyday," shared Kathryn Jones, Director of Behavioral Health Services.

Connect with us on as we spotlight our social workers on MHM social media during March.