Employment Barriers for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities:

Two major policy issues in the United States today are the persistently low employment rate of individuals with disabilities, coupled with dramatic growth in the public disability rolls. Research confirms that both of these trends are magnified among people with psychiatric disabilities. Evidence further suggests that this situation is perpetuated by a series of intended and unintended consequences that arise from current U.S. health care, disability, labor, and economic policies.