Social Workers are essential to the health of our communities. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are currently about 700,000 professional social workers in our nation, but that number is expected to rise to more than 800,000 by 2029, BLS said.
Congratulations to Ann Belvin, VP Talent Engagement, on her appointment as the President of the Virginia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (VaSHHRA). Ann has served on the Board for the past six years with the past two as President Elect.
Similar to the purpose of 911, we are hopeful that "988" will become a remembered number throughout US households.
The infrastructure to support this new hotline is currently being built and the number will not be working until 2022. Until then, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is still 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
The itch to travel coupled with the upcoming holiday season has many people questioning whether they should travel or postpone their plans. With the COVID numbers increasing on a daily basis, states are continously adapting their regulations and travel restrictions.
If you plan to travel to another state, visit CNN’s website to get updated state-by-state travel information.
Today we remember those who have given of themselves for our country.
We reflect on the blessing of liberty and the sacrifices that keep us free.
We reflect on those special people - our veterans.
Thank you for your service.
Happy Veterans Day!
There is no shame in asking for help. Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 4-10, 2020.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) has a great website that gives access to tools, tests and mental health information. A resource is their Know the Warning Signs page. Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to know there is hope and those who suffer are not alone.
Tiffany Markwood, LCSW, and Molly Tahmaseb, LCSW, of Winchester Medical Center's Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, met with Janet Michael, on The River 95.3, to provide tips to listeners on coping with COVID's mental health challenges. Listen to the podcast here: https://theriver953.com/podcast/mental-health-in-the-age-of-covid-19
We are pleased to welcome Steve Merz to Diamond as Interim President and CEO. As a former Operations Executive at Diamond, Steve is familiar with the company and was pleased to have been asked to serve in this role.
Enjoy this mini interview that offers a sneak peek into Steve's background and his favorites in life.