Helping Field

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Professionals that enter into the helping field as a human service worker, enter into this field for many different reasons. They may enter into this field because they know someone that has a mental illness, they like helping people, or they follow in the footsteps of their parents or another family member who is working or has worked in the mental health field. The professionals that choose to enter into the helping field because they like to help people may think of it as an opportunity to help people in at-risk situations, like abuse, homelessness, or even illness. Human service professionals are in a wide variety of settings, like private, and government social service agencies, which simply to help people cope with their problems, and help them in solving their problems. Professionals that choose to enter into the helping field because they know someone (family member or friend) with a mental illness are more likely to sympathize with their clients and become some sort of an advocate for those that cannot stand up for themselves. These professionals also may have a little bit more of a passion and or drive to want to help other people like whom they know. Professionals that choose to enter into the helping field by following in their parents or other family members footsteps, have heard all kinds of stories about what was going on at work and how their parent or family member was able to help their client. Those that follow in the footsteps and those that know someone with a mental illness, are more likely to have more knowledge and insight about the human service profession as well as a genuine want to help other people be able to live a full and happy life. It takes a certain type of person to be a helper. They must have a passion and a drive to be able to help people or care for people, if they want to work in this profession. Most people don't do this type of work for the money; they do it because they like to help people. There is...
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