Financial stress and employment services
understand financial stressors can be a trigger for mood related disorders and vice versa. With the state of the economy as it is, why would you not want to incorporate employment supports to (1) comply with CARF standards and help better provide person centered programs and (2) help consumers address financial concerns by providing employment supports to better their career goals which in result could better their financial lives.
Blanca Deleon commented
1. Create a welcoming environment; provide support and accommodation for people with mental health issues working in the mental health system play a central role in the prevention of absenteeism and relapses.
2. The utilization of our wisdom acquired during our “Lived Experiences” are valuable gifts for us to be shared for the benefit to others and together we built an even better mental health system.
3. I will encourage expanding access to higher education and advancing opportunities to those employed in the public mental health system with mental health issues.
4. strongly support strategies that will increase recruitment, hiring as well as retention of employees’ that are current or past consumers of mental health services while providing oversight and support to policies consistent with the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace.