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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Releases Three New Fact Sheets on Supported Employment

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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health recently published three fact sheets following up on their report, Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness. Getting to Work discusses the reasons why states should expand supported employment services to increase employment opportunities for people with mental illness.  These fact sheets highlight three key reasons to increase the availability of supported employment that are discussed in more …

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The Benefit of Rating Physical Activity for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness

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Individuals with severe mental illness are at greater risk for certain physical health problems, including type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, when compared to the general population. Approximately 50% of individuals with severe mental illness have at least one physical health problem, and nearly 35% have physical health problems that are undiagnosed or untreated. In addition, 60% of individuals with …

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Physical Activity in Individuals With Severe Mental Illness: Client Versus Case Manager Ratings

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Abstract The Physical Activity Scale for Individuals With Physical Disabilities was examined as a physical activity measure for people with severe mental illness. Case manager ratings were more closely related to body mass index than clients’ ratings, challenging the accuracy of self-report physical activity measures for individuals with severe mental illness. Read More Source: Bezyak, J., Chan, F., Lee, E.J., …