We chat with Michele Manco, a clinical social worker in the Bronx working in psychiatric emergency and crisis settings. We talk about Michele's life and the road that led her to being a social worker—we also discuss the history of social work itself, and we dive into the very real struggles and often harsh circumstances that are a daily reality for social workers and the people they serve. (C/W: Conversation addresses psychiatric distress and suicide.) (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
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