Employment

Universal income: a guaranteed livable income could take poverty out of the picture

Universal Basic Income: Benefits for People with Mental Illness

I don’t have the economics background to speak to the feasibility of universal basic income, so I won’t try; however, I did want to explore the potential benefits for people with mental illness. What universal basic income is While various implementations have been proposed, at its core, universal basic income (UBI) has several basic characteristics. …

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Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Employers aren’t supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness. In fact, it’s often against the law. Yet employment discrimination happens and is a form of structural stigma, so what do we do about it when it does? Canadian human rights legislation In Canada, provincial human rights legislation requires equal rights and opportunities for people …

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Mental illness and work vs. disability

Mental Illness and Work vs. Disability

“So, what do you do for work?”  That’s a pretty standard, run-of-the-mill question if you’re meeting someone for the first time. It’s also one of the reasons why I dislike being around people.  In our society, adults are expected to work; if you don’t, that’s considered unusual unless you fall into a certain pre-determined category, …

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The Challenges of Job Interviews When You Have a Mental Illness

Job interviews are unpleasant at the best of times, and to me have always felt very fake. But throw mental illness into the mix, and they can be a huge obstacle. There are a number of aspects of job interviews that particularly worry me. Answering unexpected questions My cognitive symptoms of depression aren’t as bad …

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