Thursday, January 29, 2014
An estimated 85 percent of people labeled "mentally ill" are unemployed, and often viewed as incapable of working: hopeless, helpless, maybe dangerous besides. Working Like Crazychallenges these stereotypes. This is a fresh, engaging look at the struggles and victories of six former mental health patients. Though once labeled "unemployable," they now work in businesses run and staffed by other psychiatric survivors: places where they can make a living, rebuild their lives, connect with others, and contribute to society. From tears to laughter, isolation to friendship, rejection to acceptance, their stories offer an illuminating glimpse of this complex community.
Co-sponsored by Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, the Disability Studies Minor, and the Office for Students with Disabilities. For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit disabilitystudies.uta.edu.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to fully participate, please contact Dr. Sarah Rose at email@example.com or 817-272-2861.