This month’s edition of the Focus newsletter examines the state of the behavioral health workforce. Despite the need for behavioral health services growing nationwide, the numbers of those that serve the behavioral health population has not grown to match. The behavioral health workforce also fails to match the diversity and geographic scope of those it aims to serve.
This new Focus examines some of the numbers behind these trends, and also offers some ideas on how behavioral health consumers can find a role in making the behavioral health workforce stronger, better, and more reflective of the understanding of those with genuine lived experience. Check it out today!