Posts Tagged ‘employment’

NY State Governor Hochul Launches Health Care Worker Bonus Program

State Budget Allocates $1.3 Billion to Medicaid Program for Retention of Employees in Frontline Health Care and Mental Hygiene Positions Online Portal Launching for Eligible Employers to Disburse Funds to Qualified Employees Bonus Program Among Several FY 2023 Enacted Budget Initiatives...

On Self-Stigma and Employment

When we talk about stigmatization of people with behavioral health conditions in employment, many of us think of Equal Employment Opportunity disclaimers many companies place at the end of their job descriptions. Others would mention the Americans with Disabilities Act and name drop reasonable...

When Internalized Ableism and Stigma Intersect

In February of 2020, I received a letter from the government that I had been approved for disability payments. According to their records, I had been disabled with incapacitating, treatment-resistant depression since November of 2017. The Social Security Administration’s definition of disability...

Consumer Perspectives: Volunteering Makes a Difference in Our Lives

This article is part of a quarterly series giving voice to the perspectives of individuals with lived experiences as they share their opinions on a particular topic. The authors are served by Services for the UnderServed (S:US), a New York City-based nonprofit that is committed to giving every New...

Honoring Donna Colonna’s Contribution to the Field of Human Services

After 25 years of passionate and dedicated service as the CEO of Services for the UnderServed (S:US), Donna Colonna recently announced her plan to retire in February 2022. Donna has spent her nearly 50-year career working to promote self-determination for people who have been disadvantaged by the...

Housing and Mental Health Services Are Key to Recovering from Trauma

This article is part of a quarterly series giving voice to the perspectives of individuals with lived experiences as they share their opinions on a particular topic. The authors are served by Services for the UnderServed (S:US), a New York City-based nonprofit that is committed to giving every New...

The Detrimental Health Impact of Unemployment

Employment has the potential to contribute to positive health outcomes for people with serious mental illnesses; however, its analog, long-term unemployment, is a social determinant that has not been consistently recognized for its extremely negative effects on the individual’s recovery and other...

Dual Career Path Development: A Critical Component of Staff Retention and Development

The creation and implementation of a dual career path program can dramatically improve an organization’s staff retention rates. Most organizations offer only one track for advancement for employees, the entry into management. Employees choosing not to enter into management are often left with...