What job preparation supports might benefit young people with mental health issues?

DO-IT Factsheet #416

Students with mental health issues benefit from traditional job supports such as career assessments, job search training, and work-based learning opportunities. As referenced in the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability's workforce guide [1], youth with mental health needs may also benefit from employment programs that offer

In addition, young people with mental health issues may benefit from access training specifically designed to educate them about disability-related matters such as benefits planning, disclosure options, accommodation needs, and available disability-related work support options.

For more information on mental illness, including typical accommodations for students with mental illness, consult the Knowledge Base article What is a mental illness? [4] and the publication Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities [5].