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Webinar: Navigating School and serious MH Condition

September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


It Can Be a Bumpy Ride: Navigating School and Work with a Serious Mental Health Condition

Presenters: Kathryn Sabella, Laura Golden, and Emma Pici D’Ottavio from the Transitions RTC

Date & Time: September 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST


Young adults with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) face delays in participating or are prevented from participating in settings where career development and exploration activities typically occur. These delays can have long-lasting negative effects on vocational attainment and economic progress over time yet little is still known about how young adults navigate these activities while also managing a SMHC.


This webinar will describe the educational and employment activities of young adults with SMHC and the successes and challenges they encounter, including challenges due to their mental health conditions. Findings are based on 90-minute qualitative interviews with 61 young adults with SMHC in Massachusetts, ages 25-30. Participants provided a retrospective description of a) their education, training, and employment experiences, b) how those activities developed over time, and c) how contextual life circumstances (e.g., family history, experiences with SMHC) and pivotal life events (e.g., hospitalization) may have influenced these activities.


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September 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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