Social worker/peer advocate
Provide clients with compassion, empathy, and guidance through my personal experiences and recovery.
Seeing my clients and making their day a little better by visiting with them.
Personal first hand experience with mental illness, knowledge of DSM criteria, familiar with psychotropic medications, being nonjudgmental, and being able to remain clinical and detached but still be able to provide support, encouragement, and education about mental illness.
Here's the first step for college students
Psychology is difficult with just an undergrad degree.. know that this is the field for you and that you'll most likely need to further your education in order to make a decent living. I suggest an internship to see if it's the right field for you. This is the kind of job you do because you're passionate about it, not for the money.
"You're gonna be in school for a really long time."