Community Health

Beyond Well Science · Jan. 2, 2020

Community Medicine and the Power of Social Healing

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Bob Drake
TAGS: Community Health, Diversity, Employment, Equality, Mental Health, Psychiatry

Dr. Bob Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Bob Drake prefers to be called Bob, a nod toward his belief in community medicine and the power of social healing. Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

Dr. Drake set up IPS Works, matching people with mental illness with meaningful work. The organization now has more than a thousand satellite offices across the country.

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