Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffers from some form of mental illness? Mental disorders also affect children, the elderly, and is a major problem for the homeless population. It’s more important than ever that the country provide and maintain a strong support system for those in need of help. If you’re considering a career in the healthcare industry, becoming a mental health technician is an exciting opportunity. You’ll help doctors and psychiatrists and other professionals bring care to those suffering from mental illness. Let’s break down some of the benefits of this important healthcare role so you can decide if this path is right for you.