Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) who receive supported employment services have higher outcomes related to employment than those who did not receive services. Compared to outcomes of individuals with SMI who did not receive supported employment services, those who did receive supported employment services have higher rates of competitive employment, work more hours, work more weeks during the year, and earn higher wages. Those who received supported employment services also had fewer days before being hired for their first competitive job. Supported employment is a direct service with multiple components designed to help adults with mental disorders or co . . .
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