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I also majored in psychology, with emphasis in forensics, which is similar to criminal justice. My main reason for selecting that major was to get into a field where I have a chance to help my community in any manner I can. Although my initial career path led me to working in the criminal justice system, a few years later, I found myself being more attracted to the mental health field. I have now been working in the mental health field for 20+ years, and have enjoyed my career. It has given me the opportunity to help individuals that typically are not favorably seen by our society, and are often stigmatized by those that are not familiar with mental health and its issues. I think it's important that people learn more about something before passing judgment, but many individuals dealing with mental health challenges are not given a fair opportunity to seek help, which is something I can be proud to say I've been working to change. There are many different types of roles in the mental health/psychology field, and even if you choose a specific path to seek something more specific in the criminal justice side, it can be a rewarding experience. I hope you continue to find interest in the field, and seek opportunities to help out your community.