Housing and Employment Outcomes for Mental Health Self-Direction Participants

This HSRI Research Brief summarizes the results of the new research looking into outcomes of housing independence and employment between individuals who participated in self-direction and those who did not.

Compared with nonparticipants, self-directing participants were more likely to improve, or maintain at high levels, engagement in paid work and independent housing.

The study, published online in the journal Psychiatric Services, is part of a Demonstration and Evaluation of Self-Direction in Mental Health study that explores mental health self-direction in six states, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.