Getting a job is a common goal for many people with a serious mental health condition, like schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Besides being a source of income, a job can help you to meet new people, give you purpose and direction, improve your physical and mental health, and help you to feel valued and appreciated.
It's important to think about what you want in your life. Getting a job may help or get in the way of your mental health recovery.
If you are interested in joining the workforce, try partnering with your treatment team to explore your options and decide which type of employment is right for you