They work in all sectors of the U.S. economy, from the boardroom to the factory floor, from academia to art. Employment not only provides a paycheck, but also a sense of purpose, opportunities to learn and a chance to work with others. Most importantly, work offers hope, which is . "What we have now is trans-institutionalization," says Andrew Sperling, legislative director for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. People with mental illness leave acute or chronic care.
Jul 10, · 'Bleak picture' for mentally ill: 80% are jobless. Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for the mentally ill than it Author: Liz Szabo. Jan 06, · They either work 40 hours a week or their children don't eat. That bothers me a great deal. For me, I don't see any way around the fact that DID is a severe mental illness. It profoundly impacts my ability to work to such a degree that I have to choose between being a productive member of society, and being relatively stable and well. That's.
Many people find work is important for their mental health. And that work helps them feel good about themselves. You may have stopped working because of mental illness and now feel ready to go back. This page explains your options for finding work. This page is for people with mental illness who are looking for work and their carers. Studies show that most adults with a serious or severe mental health condition want to work 1 and about 6 out of 10 can succeed with the right kind of support. 2 More than 1 in every 4 women who work have a disability of some type (a physical disability or a mental health condition). 3.