Episode 18 – Music, Mental Illness and Social Work with Alexandra Pajak.

Hello friends,

Apologies for the long time no post. My own social work research and writing has definitely waylaid my plans to regularly update the podcast this year. I’m hoping things begin to change soon though.

Nonetheless, here’s my conversation with social worker and composer Alexandra Pajak. We discuss so many interesting social work practice experiences throughout this discussion, particularly involving Alexandra’s time with county jails in the U.S.

From these experiences, Alexandra has composed a full-length album titled ‘Mind/Electric: Music inspired by Mental Illness’. Be sure to download or stream on iTunes or Spotify, its a great listen! Any funds raised from the album go to supporting mental health services in the United States.

Please let us know what you think by reaching out to us on twitter @swdiscoveries. I hope you enjoy the conversation and the music.

Cheers, Ben.