Fact Sheets

Learn about and freely distribute information related to key topics in psychiatric rehabilitation.


Returning to School as a Pathway to Employment

Mental Health in Higher Education statistics show, for example, that 75% of mental health conditions develop by the age of 24, so the “college years” are often a time when people begin to struggle to function well in academic environments. The new academic and social responsibilities and opportunities that accompany higher education can be added stressors for students with a mental health condition (nami.org). …


Applying for Jobs when you have a
Criminal Justice History

We know that people get involved in the criminal justice system, sometimes through no fault of their own. During a job interview, you can and you should talk about what you’ve learned, the skills you have, and that you’ve matured and learned from your experiences. It’s really important that you be your best advocate. But most importantly, don’t be ashamed.



Benefits and Employment

There are two basic Social Security benefits that people receive, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI)…


Career Development

Although career development is a lifelong process, vocational identity and competencies are shaped frequently during adolescence to young adulthood …


Veterans Benefits

A Family Member’s Guide to the Impact of Work on Veterans’ Benefits

Explore information about veterans benefits and healthcare through this Fact Sheet.


Barriers to Employment

Supported Employment

Supported employment has the potential to secure work for those who would normally be considered unemployable.

Through cognitive remediation and prevocational training, employment specialists can help clients overcome symptoms and medication side effects. It is important to remember, however, that there is more to a site’s success.


Barriers to Employment

Barriers to Employment for those with Severe Mental Illnesses

There aren’t just economic benefits to employment. For those with severe mental illness (SMI), research shows that work can improve self-esteem, lessen psychiatric symptoms, and improve feelings of recovery.


Employment Outcomes

Employment Outcomes

As a way to spread awareness of the reality of recovery, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has produced a one-page Fact Sheet designed for distribution to the general public.


Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses

Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses

The Fact Sheet features the topical headings:

  • What is recovery?
  • Is recovery possible?
  • What is recovery like for someone living with a serious psychiatric disability?