NGA Promoting Independence and Recovery Through Work: Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
2:30 pm et - 4:00 pm et

Serious mental illnesses rank first among illnesses that cause disability in the U.S. People with psychiatric disabilities have the highest rate of unemployment of any group with disabilities. People with mental illnesses want to work and research shows that with the right support they can work.

The web cast will explore strategies and model programs for helping people with mental illnesses get back to work.

Please join us for a webcast:
July 31, 2007
2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT

Meeting Announcement

The webcast link will be posted on this page by noon on July 31st. Pre-registration is not required.


  • Mary Blake, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services and former Director of Training & Communications, Consumer Action Network
  • Paul Gorman, Ed.D., President and CEO, West Central Behavioral Health and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College Medical School
  • Robert A. Burns, Director, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Department of Education

The webcast will be presented in Windows Media Video format.  Download the free player, if needed.