Tips for Finding a Job with Mental Illness as a Factor

May 30, 2018 Megan Rahm

Finding a job with mental illness as a prime concern makes finding work that's good for you more difficult. Here are some things to consider on your job search.

Finding a job with mental illness is more enjoyable when you look for the right job for you. Working can really enhance your recovery from mental illness. A job not only provides income; it also gives you a routine and sense of purpose. Early in my recovery, I worked part-time to get back on my feet. Later, when I was ready, I chose to work full time. For the past 11 years, I’ve had two jobs, both at mental health agencies.

Tips for Finding a Job with a Mental Illness

In January, I lost my job as a peer support specialist, and I’m looking for work. I’m a little rusty when it comes to job hunting, and I’m trying to figure out what I really want to do. My career has always been important to me, but my health must come first. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re finding a job with a mental illness.

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APA Reference
Rahm, M. (2018, May 30). Tips for Finding a Job with Mental Illness as a Factor, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, April 15 from

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