New Directions for Mental Health Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing enormous damage to individuals that struggle with their mental health across the globe. This is happening both directly through the trauma of loss, increased levels of fear and anxiety, and the yet not fully known causes of longer-term effects from virus. A new report focuses on and brings insight to the changes that need to occur within the mental health workforce and the patients they serve. This report discusses potential ideas for changes in primary care settings, trainings and development opportunities and the increased need for investment in the field that must occur to meet the growing demands for mental health assistance.