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As the demand for help from clinicians is increasing, mental health workers are exiting the field. Learn about the impact of the mental health therapist shortage on communities, groups and individuals.
What barriers dissuade new mental health workers from their goals when they are so close, when they’ve invested time and money into obtaining a degree, and when their services are needed?
Only 1.6% of those surveyed said they found the field wasn’t a good fit for them. Almost every respondent would’ve liked to continue in mental health work. How can the road between graduation and licensure be made easier for them?
57% do not make it to licensure after earning their master’s degree. It’s not just faulty preparation. Behavioral healthcare needs to look at how to help the next generation of mental health workers.
“Demand for mental health and substance use treatment is greater than ever. But we are unable to meet that historic demand, due in part to a shortage of therapists. Identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent people from obtaining their license to become a therapist is one significant hurdle we must overcome. The sooner we resolve this long-standing problem the better. Our well-being depends on it.“
President and CEO
National Council for Mental Wellbeing