It takes a long time to recover and stabilise your life after being struck by a severe mental illness. You have to reconstruct your life, pay attention to basic things others take for granted, keep on a strict regimen with medicine and find motivation and meaning for your life.
After stabilisation and recovery, some people who may have embarked on a career or even completed their studies and obtained a first job before their episode may be able to find employment in the workplace.
These are often the fortunate few who have not suffered huge impairment because of their psychotic episode.
But when they try to enter the workplace, a whole new challenge begins.