People with serious mental illness are often unemployed. Competitive employment is frequently a goal of individuals, is economically beneficial for individuals and society, and usually has a positive effect on psychiatric illness. Supported employment is a structured, team-based approach to job development, job placement, and work supports. The goal of supported employment services is competitive employment in the community. There are evidence-based approaches to implementing and providing supported employment services. Guidelines state that people with serious mental illness should have the opportunity to receive supported employment services.
To learn more about the topic, please view this webinar from SMI Adviser: Improving Lives Through Employment and Education (January 2020).