Science and Research

Following are a number of research studies and reports related to disclosure, labels, accommodations, inclusion, support, and stigma; which impact individuals with mental illness, and contribute to workplace challenges.

A good number of these links will allow you to access the published articles.  Some present Abstracts with the option to purchase the complete study.  However, several of these articles can be accessed as PDFs at no charge  on by simply inserting the title listed below.

Other journal articles may be accessed with the title, as well as the journal and publication date (provided alongside the Abstract) through your local public library, and/or through a college or university library with which you are associated as a student, alumni, or staff member.

Click through to view by topics, or scroll down to access articles listed by date below.

By Topic

Stigma & Labels
Disclosure and Accommodations
What Employers and Politicians Need to Know

By Date


A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will – Huffington Post (Stigma & Labels)

Road to Recovery:  Employment and Mental Illness – NAMI – supported employment – (What Employers and Politicians Need to Know)

DBSA Special Survey – Meeting the Unmet Needs of Young Adults – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – (Disclosure and Accommodations)

Stigma Still Major Barrier to Mental Health Care – Psych Central – (Stigma & Labels)

Public Stigma and Self-Stigma: Differential Association with Attitudes Toward Formal and Informal Help Seeking  Psychiatric Services – A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association – (Stigma & Labels)

Symptoms, stigma, or secondary social disruption: Three mechanisms of network dynamics in severe mental illness – Journal of Social and Personal Relationships – (Stigma & Labels)

Online support groups for mental health: A space for challenging self-stigma or a means of social avoidance? Computers in Human Behavior – (Stigma & Labels)


Mortality, ADHD, and Psychosocial Adversity in Adults With Childhood ADHD: A Prospective StudyPEDIATRICS peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics – (Stigma & Labels)

Social interaction in online support groups: Preference for online social interaction over offline social interaction – Computers in Human Behavior – (Stigma & Labels)

DBSA Consumer and Family Survey Center Co-Occurring Conditions Survey – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – (What Employers and Politicians Need to Know)


Getting tuned in to those who are different: The role of empathy as mediator between diversity and performance – Book – Managing Diversity in Organizations – (Inclusion)

Where Is the Evidence Supporting Public Service Announcements to Eliminate Mental Illness Stigma? – Psychiatric Services – (Stigma & Labels)


The Labeling Paradox: Stigma, the Sick Role, and Social Networks in Mental Illness – Journal of Health and Social Behavior – (Stigma & Labels)


DBSA Consumer and Family Survey Center – Survey – Attitudes Toward Mental Illness Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – (Stigma & Labels)


His and Hers: Study Examines the Role of Gender in the Stigma of Mental-Illness – The Association for Psychological Science (Stigma & Labels)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Workplace
How to Optimize the Performance of Employees with Adult ADHD – Graziadio Business Review – A Peer Reviewed Journal (What Employers and Politicians Need to Know)


Self-Disclosure and Its Impact on Individuals Who Receive Mental Health Services – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Center for Mental Health Services – (Disclosure and Accommodations)

Professionals and Managers With Severe Mental Illnesses: Findings From a National Survey – Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease – (What Employers and Politicians Need to Know)


Disclosure of a Psychiatric Disability in Supported Employment: An Exploratory Study – International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation – (Disclosure and Accommodations)

Infomania: Why we can’t afford to ignore it any longer – First Monday  – openly accessible, peer–reviewed journal on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet – (What Employers and Politicians Need to Know)


Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination – Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Stigma & Labels)


Mental illness stigma: Concepts, consequences, and initiatives to reduce stigma – European Psychiatry – (Stigma & Labels)

The Disclosure Conundrum: How People With Psychiatric Disabilities Navigate Employment – Psychology, Public Policy, and Law – (Disclosure and Accommodations)


Mental Health Disorders with Workplace Consequences – Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation – (Disclosure and Accommodations)


The Paradox of Self-Stigma and Mental Illness – Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice – (Stigma & Labels)


How Using the DSM Causes Damage: A Client’s Report – Journal of Humanistic Psychology – (Stigma & Labels)

There is safety (AND strength) in numbers. “All for one, and one for all.”

Be Counted!  Illuminate Mental Diversity at Work.
There is safety (AND strength) in numbers. “All for one, and one for all.”

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