APNC Publishes Paper and Recommendations for Addressing Behavioral Health Workforce Crisis

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Following their 2022 Frontline Behavioral Health Workforce report in 2022, APNC published a paper expanding on national and local data on the current workforce crisis in behavioral health.

APNC Logo - red circle with abbreviation letters next to name of organization spelled out (PRNewsfoto/Addiction Professionals of North Carolina)

APNC Logo – red circle with abbreviation letters next to name of organization spelled out (PRNewsfoto/Addiction Professionals of North Carolina)

“The behavioral health workforce is far past its tipping point with no significant relief in sight,” says APNC CEO, Sara Howe. “North Carolina’s data aligns with national trends that show a dismal outlook for the field if we don’t find ways to support the current workforce and recruit young professionals into substance use and mental health professions.”

“The behavioral health workforce shows up day after day to help people in crisis, and they are tired, overwhelmed, and discouraged. We have a responsibility to our communities to address this workforce crisis so

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