Many people who enter the mental health field want to help others with mental health issues. Lots of mental health workers/professionals love what they do because of it.

But not all individuals who enter the field enjoy it at first.

For example, a psychotherapist who I used to see at a community mental health center told me that she didn't like her job during the first year of it. At the time, she felt stressed out much of the time and often wanted to quit.

However, after working there for about a year, she got more used to her job and came to really like it. She ended up working at that agency for over twenty years.

So if you enter the mental health field and you don't like it at first, give it a chance. Give it some time. You may come to like your job after a while. And if you stick with it, you can really make a positive difference in the lives of others.