Don’t worry, they’re not forcing anyone to hire the mentally disabled. Yet.
The Obama administration wants to make it easier for people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems to find jobs.
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) on Tuesday announced a new effort to help people who struggle with mental health problems find and keep jobs, advance in their companies and earn pay raises.
The NIDRR’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) has been commissioned to study the issue and find ways to solve the problems mentally disabled people face when it comes to their job prospects.
“Mental illness has a pronounced negative effect on employment,” the agency said.
It clearly hasn’t had any negative effect on getting certain people elected.