In that past, I had been unable to work due to my mental and physical issues not being properly being treated. Working, while living with Schizophrenia, is a great challenge and many are not at the point were having a job is a viable option. There are those, however, who could work, given a proper environment, good medical treatment and a supportive community.
Employment Barriers When Living with Schizophrenia
From past experiences, I have found the following to be barriers for my employment.
- Difficulties of finding work with good mental health benefits
- Work environments with strict attendance and behavioral policies.
- Certain jobs are stressful and can trigger an episode
- Co-workers can be non-supportive and hinder people with Schizophrenia