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April 09, 2009

Helping Adults With Mental Illnesses Find Work

job application.jpgThe ranks of the unemployed have swelled in the current economic downturn, and people from all walks of life have found themselves coping with the reality of job loss. For some workers, though, being without a job is nothing new.

“Our goal was to identify the barriers that keep individuals from being referred for employment services and subsequent employment,” says David Biegel, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Read the Article from Case's Think magazine.

Findings from the study, “The Impact of Supported Employment for Consumers with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders,” which was funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, will be published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice.