Updated June, 2021.
Canada is in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, at least 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness this year.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among men and women, from adolescence to middle age. By age 40, 50% of our population will have, or have had, a mental illness.
Never has demand been higher for skilled mental health counselors, clinicians, advocates, and organizers.
We need support at every level, from grassroots community mental health organizations to policy makers and clinical practitioners.
Are you considering a career in community mental health? Wondering what your job options are, or what training you need to get started?
Explore some common community mental health careers. Compare roles, learn about educational requirements, and which skills you'll need to succeed in this field.