Richard C Baron

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Persons diagnosed with a serious mental illness experience significantly high rates of unemployment compared with the general population. The explanations for this situation have included a focus on the symptoms associated with these disorders, a focus on the lack of effective vocational rehabilitation programs for this population, and, most recently, a(More)
OBJECTIVE Recovery has emerged over the past decade as a dominant theme in public mental health care. METHODS The 2006 Pennsylvania Consensus Conference brought together 24 community psychiatrists to explore the barriers they experienced in promoting recovery and their recommendations for change. RESULTS Twelve barriers were identified and classified(More)
The public's often negative response to two decades of deinstitutionalization policies remains a substantial barrier to the integration of the mentally ill into the community. Both mental health policymakers and public education specialists must support new programs to promote public acceptance. To do this, new research on the linkages between public(More)
To determine the prevalence of firearm ownership and storage practices in New Mexico, we did a random-digit-dialing survey of New Mexico residents in October 1991. Of 200 households surveyed, 79 (40%) had 1 or more firearms in the home. Rural households were more likely than urban households to have firearms (44% versus 30%), and households with annual(More)
Restoring people with mental illnesses to community life after detention in jail is fraught with significant challenges. Many of these challenges mirror those faced by anyone else who has been detained in jail. Among these are the particular challenge of seeking gainful employment and financial support for day-to-day life. This challenge is intensified when(More)
As attitudes toward vocational activities for individuals with disabilities have changed, the importance of long-term funding support and of planned training have become evident. Continued emphasis is needed on the values underlying the interest in and the empowering nature of employment rights.
OBJECTIVE This study examined the extent to which individuals with psychotic and affective disorders have access to vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and their employment and entitlement outcomes relative to persons with other disabilities. METHODS National Rehabilitation Services Administration data were used for individuals who applied for VR(More)
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