IPS Supported Employment
IPS (Individual Placement and Support) is an evidence-based practice that was developed to help promote the recovery of people who have serious mental illness through work. This model is well defined by eight practice principles and a 25-item fidelity scale.
Employment is a primary goal of most people with serious mental illness. The Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center was developed to study employment services and supports to increase the number of people who work in sustained competitive employment.
Working has helped further my recovery more than any other single thing I have done — more than therapy, case management or medication alone. My job helps me stay focused on something other than illness. My co-workers, especially, have helped me improve the way I see myself. Extra money is great, too! ~ Nicole