Riverside County Department of Mental Health informs students about Public Mental Health Careers

Posted: May 19, 2015 Updated: May 25, 2015 | Written by: Jacob Filek

The Riverside County Department of Mental Health (RCDMH) gave a presentation for students interested in public mental health careers May 19 at 12 p.m. The event took place in Heritage Room 1 in the Bradshaw Building.

RCDMH intern, Jessica De La Rosa and workforce development specialist, Natalie Schmitz, provided information and answered questions.

According to De La Rosa, RCDMH addresses a wide variety of mental health issues, and is looking to increase diversity amongst their employees in order to increase relatability.

De La Rosa said she would like to see more focus on therapy and and less focus on prescription drugs. “Some mental health disorders do need medication in order to function … we’ve become such a medicated environment, everytime you’re sick you grab some type of medicine,” De La Rosa said.

During the presentation employment development specialist, Tiffany Keeler, stepped in to promote her company, Recovery Opportunity Center, which specializes in Peer Employment Training for those looking to enter the field without a degree.

Information on careers in Riverside County Mental Health, can be found at http://www.RC-HR.com, and for information regarding the Recovery Opportunity Center, visit http://www.recoveryopportunity.com.