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" Social workers have ethical responsibilities to clients and others with whom they work, including research participants; to the practice settings and other organizations in which they function; to colleagues and to the profession itself; and to the broader society—commitments that all must be reflected in the conduct of research. ..." – By Jeane W. Anastas
"Mental health is a topic that has gained more national attention in the 21st century. This attention is often triggered by a crisis that has negative consequences such as a school shooting, serial killer, workplace shooting, or the suicide of a public figure. However, the challenge of mental health is a much bigger problem, often experienced away from public attention and concern. ..." – By Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, Rhea Porter, Taylor Geyton and Anthony Estreet
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