COVID-19 Special Collection

The Importance of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Taking Issue segment appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Journal Psychiatric Services. The authors ask what can be done to support people with serious mental illness in the long term as they resume lives in an uncertain society with confusing, often contradictory guidelines for avoiding infection and preventing the spread of the virus to others. As society reopens, closes, and reopens again, how can resumption of community life be facilitated for people with serious mental illnesses? The authors explain how NIDILRR-funded research supporting the health and wellness of people with psychiatric disabilities will help advocates and practitioners navigate this crisis.

Keywords (including specific disabilities and audiences): Psychiatric disabilities, psychiatric rehabilitation, community participation, NIDILRR history
Disability area: Psychiatric/Behavioral
Life area: Community participation
Product type: Opinion/letter to the editor
Published: 2020-09-01
Produced by: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery (90RT5038 Learn more about this project.)