I am currently a family nurse practitioner working in addiction services and primary care. Helping patients with addiction with the opioid crisis with benzodiazepine, opioid(heroine, etc) and alcohol abuse. I am applying for a post graduate certificate program for” Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program”. I need a statement of of purpose written in apa 7th edition format with at least 2 references. Please write about the current need for mental health nurse practitioners and also my current work history of addiction services and the need to combat the opioid crisis and that many addicts suffer from untreated psychiatric illness. I would like to bridge the gap and diagnose and treat mental illness as a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner if accepted to this program.