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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. What does Reintegration mean?
A. For those who have lived with schizophrenia or other mental disorders, an important part of their road to recovery is to set a course toward a goal of reintegration. The concept of reintegration is defined by three keystone goals:
- Have a meaningful, responsible activity, in most cases derived from competitive employment that gives a purpose to daily life.
- Live independently and have a place of his or her own.
- Effectively function within a circle of family and friends.
Q. What type of information is available on this site to help me understand serious and persistent mental illness?
A. This site contains a wealth of information for understanding and coping with the life-altering affects of mental illness. Consumers, caregivers, family and friends will find information that can be used directly, as well as links to a variety of resources that are equipped to support and advise a person that he or she strive toward reintegration. Begin your search for information by checking out the Understanding Serious Mental Illness section of this web site.
Q. Where can I find information for myself or someone else to help with employment reintegration?
A. Independent and competitive employment are cornerstones for achieving reintegration. This site provides helpful information for achieving that goal, as well as direct links to clubhouses, corporations and other support organizations that are equipped to help people with serious mental illness find employment. Check out the Employment section of this web site for specific information.
Q. How do Reintegration.com corporate partners help people with serious persistent mental illness find employment?
A. Many corporations understand the stigma associated with mental illness and barriers such stigma creates for those who want to reintegrate to employment and self-sufficiency. As a result, they make a concerted effort to employ capable people with serious mental illness through partnerships with clubhouses and other local support organizations. See what corporate partners have to say about employing people with mental illness. To learn about employers in your area who are partners with the Center for Reintegration, please visit the employment section of this web site.
Q. How can corporations become partners with Reintegration.com to employ people with persistent mental illness?
A. The Center for Reintegration welcomes the participation of national, regional and local corporations who feel as we do that people who are recovering from serious mental illness are capable of contributing valuable talents and skills to their business. The Center for Reintegration can help such corporations find qualified employees from the ranks of those who have faced mental illness. Please click here to submit your name and contact information to become a corporate partner in Reintegration.com.
Q. How can I find resources in my community that help people with persistent mental illness effectively function within a circle of family and friends, live independently, and obtain meaningful employment?
A. Support groups can be useful for someone who is working toward reintegration. A comprehensive list of these organizations can be found at the Resources are of this web site. For example, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (called "NAMI") can help find people to talk to who understand and have experienced mental illness. In addition, there are local organizations, called clubhouses, which provide assistance with housing, employment and relationships.
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