March is social work month. The theme this year is Social Work is Essential. Indeed, social work is an essential aspect of human interactions. Social Workers are building blocks in the community and have for so long been unrecognized for the humanizing, social justice, equity, and healing work done through communities around the world. Social workers stand on the front line of social issues that are often ignored and advocate relentlessly to bring humanity to every person and issue. Many social workers worked through the pandemic to address increasing cases of suicide, grief, trauma, depression, and anxiety. The next time you see a social worker, send love and gratitude.

Thank you to all my fellow social workers worldwide making the world a better place.