Adults with serious mental illnesses face 80 percent unemployment

July 10, 2014 2:40 PM

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Adults with serious mental illnesses face 80 percent unemployment

Employment rates among the mentally ill have declined continuously over the past decade despite nearly $4 billion in annual federal funding to support them.

According to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the U.S. should strive to invest in vocational strategies that work for individuals with mental illness. These individuals encompass a variety of talents and abilities, and work in a wide range of sectors within the economy.

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