For the mentally ill, the workplace can be a stepping stone to improvement
A new survey shows that only one in three employers will hire mentally disabled workers. But those workers say the opportunity is invaluable to their recovery.
At age 5, after suffering abuse at home, Tomer Yosef was diagnosed with a personality disorder. He subsequently sank into depression, unable to leave the house or function normally. He grew up in foster homes and boarding schools and didn't receive treatment for his condition. As a result, it deteriorated.