Working Works
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:57pm

Each month we create a new homepage in Recoverylibrary and CommonGround. This month we focused on the topic of work and recovery.  In addition to videos and first person accounts, we linked to a new type of decision aid called an Option Grid.  This particular decision aid is for people who are considering returning to work. In reviewing the decision aid I was surprised to learn that being out of work 6 months or longer can actually lead to poor health.  Sure, there may be time for rest and convalence after a bout of severe depression or the like, but the research tells us that getting back to work is healing. And of course, the Ticket to Work program can help us transition to work without losing all our benefits.