Career as a Mental Health Professional In India

A Mental Health Professional work with individuals and group of people to improve their mental well-being or to treat mental disorders or illnesses such as chronic depression, anxiety disorders, paranoia, panic attacks, etc. Mental health can be defined as an absence of any such mental disorder. "Mental healthcare" includes analysis and diagnosis of a person's mental condition, treatment of the mental condition as well as care & rehabilitation of such a person for his mental illness or suspected mental illness. Mental Healthcare professionals can be engaged in providing multiple types of services depending on their discipline of education and work experience. This field includes the services offered by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric/ mental health nurses, therapists, behavior analysts, professionalcounselors, rehabilitation advisors and so forth.


Why become a Mental Health Professional?

Do you want to find out how differently people behave when placed in different situations? Do you really want to help people struggling with ailments but not exactly as a medical doctor? A mental illness afflicted person cannot care for themselves or may harm themselves or potentially even others. Do you wish to dive into the depths of the human mind to discover the problems? Are you a strong communicator and a good storyteller? You will have to approach a patient, stabilize their emotions and serve their needs. Do you think you are compassionate enough to do this? Let’s take a peek into who Mental Health Professionals are, what they do, how they do it and how to become one.

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