Date Presented 03/27/20

The purpose of this study was to develop evidence concerning the costs and benefits of hiring and accommodating workers with mental illness. We conducted interviews with accommodated workers, co-workers, supervisors and managers, and other workplace stakeholders within five organizations. The findings provide a compelling business case for hiring and accommodating people living with mental illness and suggest opportunities for OT practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rebecca Gewurtz

Contributing Authors: Emile Tompa, Rosemary Lysaght, Sandra Moll, Karen Harlos, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Bonnie Kirsh, Margaret Oldfield

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