May is Mental Health Awareness Month and for us at AB Staffing, that means a focus on the job opportunities that we have available for nurses, physicians, and psychologists in this specialty. Our team of recruiters is ready to guide mental health professionals through the process of working with our clients.
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you will see that we post quite a lot about travel nurse and physician opportunities but that’s not all we offer. While finding the right folks to fill these positions is important, we also have other opportunities that are just as important to serving communities across the nation.
Why are mental health professionals important?
The term mental health includes everything from situational depression and social anxiety to addiction and psychotic disorders. Each one carries a stigma that in some ways, is still not yet breached. Our mental health professionals strive to change people’s lives every day, to help them see a better way, and to understand the value of treatment.
Serving patients across the spectrum is important but it isn’t always easy. One of the biggest challenges is that some people simply don’t want to seek care. For those that have the desire, they may not know where to go and for still others, they struggle to stay on their protocols. One thing we can do as a community is to make sure care is available for those who need it most.
By the Numbers
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), only 41% of American adults with a mental health condition received services last year and just over half of children ages 5-18 received treatment.
- An estimated 26% of homeless adults in shelters have a serious mental illness and 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.
- Three-quarters of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 24 years old.
- $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year is because of serious mental illness.
Treating patients isn’t just about the person and their family, it is an issue that matters to businesses and communities. And the people who serve mental health patients are an important piece of that puzzle. While there are still many to serve, we’re doing our best to match medical professionals to the hospitals and agencies that need them most.
Our recruiters are working to fill open positions so the availability changes weekly, if not daily. Check the job opportunities and apply for mental health professional jobs including psychologist, nurse, and physician today!