We believe that individuals should be supported to develop their own plans to achieve their career goals, that everyone has the right to pursue employment in the field of his or her choosing, and that meaningful employment is an important part of mental health recovery.
Employment focus areas include:
- Peer delivered employment services
- Person directed career planning
- Workplace accommodations
- Partnering with community resources
- Career research and resume building
How to Navigate Employment Resources
This Peer Employment website contains hundreds of easy to navigate employment-related resources, articles, tools, and links. It is a comprehensive resource designed specifically with the following groups in mind.
1. People who experience mental health challenges.
2. Individuals who support people who experience mental health challenges.
Below are some helpful Fact Sheets and links to get you or those you support on their way to fulfilling their career goals!
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Peers Seeking Employment
Peers Providing Employment Support
- American Job Center: Recources for Vets
- The Center for Reintegration: Mental Illness and the Workplace
- Bazelon Center: Employment and Unemployment of People with Serious Mental Illness
- Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination
- National Center on Workforce and Disability: Myths and facts About Mental Illness
- Job Accommodation Network: Employees with Mental Health Impairments
- Self Employment Tax Initiative
- SAMHSHA News Young Adult Employment
- Workforce Development Youth Adults