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(p. 70) Work and Class Among Women with Serious Mental Illness 

(p. 70) Work and Class Among Women with Serious Mental Illness
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(p. 70) Work and Class Among Women with Serious Mental Illness
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Lauren Mizock

and Erika Carr

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190922351.003.0005
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date: 12 May 2021

This chapter presents the literature on women with serious mental illness and the intersecting experiences of work, class, poverty, and homelessness. This chapter includes literature that sheds light on challenges related to work, class, and poverty among this unique population, including a review of data that will explore these intersecting experiences. Research is presented on the mental health challenges for women in work. The effects of a serious mental illness for these women are explored in terms of how they can interfere with pursuit of work and financial wellness. The resilience of this group is discussed with regard to carving out meaningful work. This chapter includes several case narratives, a clinical strategies list, discussion questions, activities, and a clinical worksheet (“Work and Class Worksheet”).

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