Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice
It's hard for clients with psychiatric disabilities to obtain a job or vocational training program due while people misunderstand them. In addition, individuals with mental illness need more medical intervention than other disabilities during vocational rehabilitation process. Taipei country is the second largest county in Taiwan and the government of Taipei country need to plan the appropriate and effective vocational rehabilitation programs for different disabilities population. The purpose of this study is to explore the employment needs of individuals with mental illness. The results of this study will provide Taipei country government to plan the related vocational rehabilitation policy and program for individuals with mental illness in the future. There were 1113 participants aged from 20 to 45 years in this study. All participants were from Taipei country completed the survey of employment needs of individuals with mental illness. There were 10 participants including employed or unemployed individuals with mental illness or their families to participate in the focus group in order to discuss important issues related to psychiatric vocational rehabilitation. All results of the survey and limitations were discussion in this study. We provide the results of this study to Taipei country government and hope them to plan better services for individuals with mental illness in the future vocational rehabilitation programs.