Finding Mental Health Professionals in the Era of COVID-19

Finding Mental Health Professionals in the Era of COVID-19


Over the past few years, we’ve seen Americans put a spotlight on their mental health. Terms like “self care” and “wellness” have become a part of our regular vernacular, highlighting the need to take care of ourselves during difficult situations. Now, after almost a year of dealing with a global pandemic, the mental health industry is experiencing even more exponential growth. According to Mental Health America, the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed with a 93% increase in 2020 compared to 2019.

It’s not hard to understand why. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic depression, has negatively affected many people’s mental health with worry, tension, and isolation–not to mention the existing group of people suffering from mental health issues who now have a new set of barriers to overcome.

The need for mental health professionals is expanding.

Whether someone is now out of work, lost a loved one, or just working from home trying to get by, there is not one person in America that hasn’t recently needed to check-in on their mental wellness. Even before the pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors was expected to rise 22% from 2018 to 2028. The disruption in behavior and the uncertainty has led to a lot of anxiety. Now, more than ever, there is a need for mental health services and professionals across all lines of work.

The problem is, there’s a shortage of mental health professionals.

The need for mental health professionals is at an all time high, and will only continue to grow. Shortages can be attributed to dwindling supply and growing demand. In general, the main issue is people are aging out of mental health fields faster than younger generations are replacing them.

You need a partner that specializes in recruiting for the mental health space.

PredictiveHR’s behavioral and mental health recruitment service will help your business deal with these issues. With over 20 years of experience in recruitment, and with a focus on the mental health industry, our team has the deep understanding necessary to help organizations successfully navigate through these transformative times.

Why try our Behavioral and Mental Health Recruitment Service?

  • We are dedicated to only delivering the highest quality of candidates.
  • We have a network of mental health professionals at our fingertips.
  • We specialize in executing high-volume workforce needs.

Predictive HR offers a customized recruiting service for mental and behavioral health providers who are in need of additional staff to serve clients. Whether you are in need of full-time, contract-to-hire, or direct hire employees, our team will take the exhaustive burden of finding the right mix of talented individuals for your organization.