The IPS Employment Center’s own Bob Drake and Gary Bond recently participate in a National Disability Forum discussion on “COVID-19 and SSA Programs: Mental Health Effect on Adults and Children.” Bob Drake moderated the discussion and Gary Bond presented on how COVID-related isolation, job loss, and stress impact behavioral health. Dr. Bond’s presentation covered the increase in unemployment since the pandemic as well as the rise of mental and behavioral health conditions. It also emphasized the beneficial role IPS could have in helping people return to work and improve their mental health.

You can view the full presentation here: