The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy is working hard to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This month, they have launched The Campaign for Disability Employment in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
There have been a few articles in the news lately about the challenges people with mental disabilities or illnesses can face in finding and keeping employment. The Los Angeles Times recently published an article that tells the stories of several veterans who live in San Diego or Southern California who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms of PTSD or a brain injury can include memory lapses, severe headaches, poor concentration, slurred speech, a short temper and anxiety in crowds.