It can be hard for people living with mental illness to seek support. And when they do, often there aren’t enough trained professionals available. It’s predicted that by 2025, there will be a shortage of approximately 250,000 mental healthcare providers throughout the country.
The mental health community needs intelligent, compassionate people to join the sector. Bring Change to Mind and the Patrick P. Lee Foundation are working to save lives, reduce suffering, and ensure that people living with a mental illness are able to pursue their full human potential.
When your friends need someone to listen, do they often turn to you? Are you able to understand how people feel, even if they don’t actually say it? If so, a career in mental health might be right for you. Here are the hard numbers: