The COVID-19 pandemic has finally turned the spotlight on mental health. It was a critical issue even in a pre-pandemic world, but COVID gave it the nudge it needed, and brought it to the fore.
According to data by the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental illness accounts for 30 percent of the non-fatal disease burden and 10 percent of the overall disease burden worldwide, including death and disability. There’s a dire need for good and qualified mental health professionals around the world, so if you’re looking to go down that path and make a positive and lasting impact on people, here’s all you need to know. Find out how to start your career in mental health.