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Behavioral Health Employment

Employment rates increase among those with behavioral health disorders after receiving services

Persons with severe mental illness comprise a significant percentage of the unemployed populations.13  In addition to treatment services, a wide array of agencies provide other supportive community services to aid those with severe and persistent behavioral health needs in Lincoln.

  • Persons receiving behavioral health services find employment.
  • Employment of persons with substance abuse issues almost doubled between admission (26% employed) and discharge (50% employed) in 2018.

13. Dooley, D., Fielding, J., & Levi. (1996). Health and unemployment. Annual Review of Public Health, 17(1), 449-465. doi: 10.1146/annurev.pu.17.050196.002313