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Mental Health, Society & Social Justice

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, after a conversation on the topic with Shira of ShiraDest, I wanted to explore the potential benefits for people with mental illness. What universal basic income is While various implementations have been proposed, at its… Continue reading Universal Basic Income: Benefits for People with Mental Illness

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Society & Social Justice

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Canadian Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet employment discrimination happens, 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… Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Christopher

This post is by Christopher G. Bremicker from livingwellwhilementallyill.com Lauren Manning on Flickr Mental Illness and Work “Work is your salvation,” my first psychiatrist told me early in my treatment for schizophrenia. I took his advice. I have had a job every day of the fifty years I have been sick. I enjoy good mental… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Christopher

Book cover: Writing to Heal the Pain by Mateja Klaric
Book Reviews

Book Review: Writing to Heal the Pain

Writing to Heal the Pain: Stories & Poems by Mateja Klaric is a collection of mostly essays and some poems.  It takes the reader along on the author's attempts to find healing after having her career stolen away from her in a way that left her with anxiety and PTSD. The author explains that writing… Continue reading Book Review: Writing to Heal the Pain

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Disability, Work & Workplace Bullying

Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay I've moaned about this before, but it feels like it's time for some more moaning.  Sometimes I feel like my mental health nursing career has been flushed down the toilet.  Despite having 15 years of experience, a master's degree, and a ton of continuing education, I feel like my career is done, for… Continue reading Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

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Disability, Work & Workplace Bullying

How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness 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… Continue reading How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness Disability

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Disability, Work & Workplace Bullying

Facing Job Interviews with 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… Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness