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Mental Health

Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS)
Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are persons who have not only lived the experience of mental illness but also have had formal training in the peer specialist model of mental health supports for adults
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The Behavioral Activation Training Toolkit
The Behavioral Activation Training Toolkit (BA-TT) is a web-based, modular, and interactive training program designed to teach employment counselors techniques to help them help their consumers overcome depression-related obstacles to seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment.
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Chrysalis
Chrysalis provides individualized vocational and work-related services to persons in Dane county who have mental illnesses.
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Employer Guide for Successfully Hiring and Supporting Certified Peer Specialists
How to successfully hire and support Certified Peer Specialists.
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Steve's Story: Job Search Challenges and Success
Find out about Steve's experience in finding a job while facing challenges with mental illness.
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Individual Placement and Support FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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. IPS has been extensively researched and is a federally recognized Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for Persons with Mental Illness. Here are some the frequently asked questions about this employment model.
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