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Overview

Every year millions of Americans find themselves in need of mental health support. Mental health professionals continually develop new and innovative means to address the needs of mental health patients, from those suffering with depression to those with bipolar personality disorders.


Only recently have we begun to treat mental health problems as medical cases that demand well-informed and trained individuals. As a Mental Health Services major you can be part of a growing network of mental health specialists that respond to the needs of patients with mental disorders.


Part science and part social work, a major in Mental Health Services outfits you with the skills and education you need to provide a very necessary and important service to those who need it. It’s a major about making a difference in people’s lives.

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

  • Aging and Mental Health

  • Case Management

  • Clinical Reasoning

  • Community Contexts and Policy Directions

  • Evaluation and Research Methods

  • Health Research Methods

  • Management Issues for Therapists

  • Mental Health in Childhood Adolescence

  • Neuroscience

  • Wellness and Community Development


HIGH SCHOOl PREPARATION

A strong science background and the ability to effectively communicate with others are necessary skills to success in Mental Health Services. You should try to master as much biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology as you can.