Importance du travail/occupation

"Individuals with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses experience lower rates of workforce participation, compared with those suffering from other mental illnesses. (...) Further, they are more likely to be constrained by the financial disincentives to employment associated with government disability pensions and by the exceptional stigma attached to these mental illnesses. This said, service models that offer a range of evidence-based employment interventions within the context of ongoing and assertive job placement and support have demonstrated significant improvements in employment for this population. Attention to the employment potential of this population is now considered to be a best practice for service delivery."

Krupa T. Interventions to improve employment outcomes for workers who experience mental illness. Can J Psychiatry 2007; 52: 339–45.