Steve's Story: Job Search Challenges and Success

Find out about Steve's experience in finding a job while facing challenges with mental illness. Steve participated in a process called Individual Placement and Support (IPS) which helps people diagnosed with severe mental illness find competitive jobs in the community that fit their individual needs and interests. This process is unique because it integrates both Mental Health Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

More about Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a supported employment model (developed by Robert Drake and Deborah Becker from Dartmouth College) that gives people with mental illness the help needed to work successfully at competitive jobs.  Competitive jobs are positions that are available to anyone which pay at least minimum wage.  IPS has been extensively researched and is a federally recognized Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for Persons with Mental Illness.

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