Thinking About Work
What is the evidence that people with psychiatric disabilities can recover and work successfully?
Many studies show that people with psychiatric disabilities can recover and work successfully. (Drake; UIC/EIDP; McKay)
Other research shows that people can work with the right support. Many people in recovery complete their education and work in a career track.
The Career Visions Project provided young people with mental health conditions with career and job planning assistance. The young adults who participate in CV learn and use strategies to choose a career or job that is a good fit for each of them, to develop plans for moving toward their career goals, and to take steps toward these goals. They also learn other practical skills such as how to do informational interviews and write resumes. The project has a positive outcome.
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