According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), “One in four adults… experiences mental illness in a given year”, and yet mental illness is still stigmatized in the work place. Undergoing symptoms of a mental illness can have negative effect on work performance and can hinder someone’s ability to get a job.
The consequences of severe mental illness has an impact on the social and economic lives of many individuals.
“In the U.S., people with a mental illness are two to three times more likely to be unemployed, and their employment rate is 15% points lower than those without mental health problems,” (pbs.org).
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