Supported Employment and Education

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Green Door Behavioral Health is recognized nationally as one of the most successful job placement programs for people with mental illness. Work keeps our clients stable, creates routine, provides income, bolsters self-esteem, and increases a sense of security. Providing clients with the knowledge base and counseling they need to land a job is paramount in maintaining mental health.

Our employment services are tailored to each of our clients’ skills and abilities. Our clients are employed by Safeway, Starbucks, restaurants, hotels, law firms and offices around DC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are mental illness and mental retardation related?No. Mental illness has nothing to do with a person’s intelligence. Most developmentally disabled people have no psychiatric problems; many persons diagnosed with mental illness are very intelligent.How common is mental illness?After heart disease, mental illness is the nation’s second leading cause of disability. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates […]

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The homeless man who went to Harvard Law with John Roberts

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On July 13, 2015 Washington Post writer, Terrence McCoy, wrote the first of two stories about Alfred Postell. Postell was a Harvard Law student that would eventually become schizophrenic and ultimately homeless. “That few remember what happened to Postell perhaps betrays the illness that seized him. Schizophrenia creeps. Some people, especially those as accomplished as Postell, […]

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