When a person with serious mental illness is hired into a competitive job, they face a decision regarding whether or not to disclose their mental illness at work: disclosure is required to obtain reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but the decision to disclose is risky because of the stigma that surrounds mental illness. This research project will provide the first-ever systematic evidence on the process of disclosing mental illness in the competitive workplace. The project, which will collect data over a four-year period, is being led by Professor Marjorie Baldwin, a health economist in the W. P. Carey School. The research team also includes Rebecca White, from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU, and Steven Marcus, from the School of Social Policy and Practice at University of Pennsylvania. The study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

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