Mental illness can be successfully treated, and people who are mentally restored have skills, experiences, and abilities that are not affected by their illness. For the purposes of employment, a person who is mentally restored is one who has experienced a mental or emotional difficulty that currently is under control to the extent that the individual is able to function effectively and satisfactorily in a specific job. The qualifications of people who are mentally restored must be given the same consideration as those of other applicants.
1. Talk to the individual as you would to anyone else.
2. Through your demeanor, show that you trust the individual’s ability to control their behavior.