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Resources to Improve your Self-Efficacy at 
Stage 2- Career Consideration

The following are examples of strategies and resources that may help individuals more rapidly rebuild their career advancement self-efficacy:


Recovery-Oriented Treatment 

Recovery-oriented service providers can communicate the critical message that people with mental health-related gaps in their work history can and do resume meaningful work lives, even when they are still dealing with symptoms.  

Connecting with Peers

Connecting with similar others who have been successful in their work life. Connecting with others who can relate specifically to navigating struggles with mental health and decent work can serve as a source of encouragement and community.


Pre-Employment Activity 

Increasing exposure to work settings of interest through pre-employment activities like job shadowing or informational interviewing  

Managing Symptoms  

Working with a behavioral health provider to develop strategies for monitoring and managing anxiety and other symptoms while working or in school. Consider illness management and/or wellness resources designed specifically for individuals living with mental health challenges. 

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