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Although career development is a lifelong process, vocational identity and competencies are shaped
frequently during adolescence to young adulthood. But for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, this developmental period often coincides with
the onset of a mental health condition, thus interrupting the process of vocational exploration and development, leading to significant career disadvantages.