On February 11, 2018, CBS News aired a great segment about the growing acceptance of autism in the workplace.
Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Stephen Langer, director of Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center in Olympia Washington, explains that anxiety and […]
Bo Kwon on how his restaurant business benefits from employing people with disabilities
By Bo Kwon, Owner, KOi Fusion
Originally published in the Portland Business Journal on January 3, 2018
According to research by The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the employment rate of people with common mental disorders (CMD) is around 60 to 70 percent and 45 to 55 percent for people with serious mental disorders (SMD).
Many other people with mental disorders […]
“66% of people with mental health issues want to work, less than 20% are employed.”1
“Few things are worse for people’s physical and mental health than unemployment.”2
“I don’t know anybody who wants to be poor.”3
“Everybody gets a tickey mark when agencies collaborate and clients […]
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that the states Workforce Board, in partnership with the Health Workforce Council, will evaluate current and projected shortages of behavioral health professionals. Behavioral health encompasses mental health as well as behaviors such as drug and alcohol use. The assessment will […]
Guest Blogger: Jan Brehm
If you have been anywhere in the Pacific Northwest for any length of time in the past 30 years, you probably know Jan Brehm. Maybe not her name, but certainly her face and voice. In […]
Full disclosure: I am a huge Modern Family Fan. My DVR is set to record each new episode. I believe that it is the best written, cast and, produced sitcom on TV since MASH. In the past they have used comedy very effectively to positively address […]