Homeless Mentally Ill People

homelessness

homelessness, the condition of not having a permanent place to live, widely perceived as a societal problem only beginning in the 1980s. Figures for the number of homeless people in the United States are imprecise, but it was estimated that 700,000 people were homeless per night in the late 1990s and 610,000 per night in the early 2010s. A survey made in 1994 found that 12 million Americans had experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. The vast majority of those who are homeless consists of single men and families with children. The problem exists in all major cities and many smaller communities. The causes range from large-scale deinstitutionalization of mentally ill people to disintegration of the social fabric in minority communities, drug and alcohol abuse, relatively stagnant wages at lower income levels, cutbacks in federal social-welfare programs, job loss, reductions in public housing, and rent increases and real-estate speculation. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (1987) established federal support for the building and maintenance of emergency homeless shelters. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act (2009) focused greater emphasis on homelessness prevention and continuing efforts to eliminate chronic homelessness. Among the efforts to reduce chronic homelessness, which involves people with disabling behavioral or health conditions who experience repeated or prolonged periods of homelessness, is the Housing First program, which emphasizes placing in homeless into housing with some support before requiring. for example, treatment for addiction; the program represents a reversal of the typical earlier approach.

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Homeless Mentally Ill People: Selected full-text books and articles

Collaborative Mental Health Care for the Homeless: The Role of Psychiatry in Positive Housing and Mental Health Outcomes By Stergiopoulos, Vicky; Dewa, Carolyn S.; Rouleau, Katherine; Yoder, Shawn; Chau, Nancy Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2008
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Are the Homeless Mentally Ill? By Johnson, Guy; Chamberlain, Chris Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 46, No. 1, Autumn 2011
Childhood Abuse as a Precursor to Homelessness for Homeless Women with Severe Mental Illness By Davies-Netzley, Sally; Hurlburt, Michael S.; Hough, Richard L Violence and Victims, Vol. 11, No. 2, January 1, 1996
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Assessing Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health in a Sample of Homeless Men By Kim, Mimi M.; Ford, Julian D.; Howard, Daniel L.; Bradford, Daniel W Health and Social Work, Vol. 35, No. 1, February 2010
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Mental Health Homes Built for the Homeless By Mahoney, Diana Clinical Psychiatry News, Vol. 38, No. 11, November 2010
Residential Treatment for Homeless Female Veterans with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: Effect on 1-Year Clinical Outcomes By Harpaz-Rotem, Ilan; Rosenheck, Robert A.; Desai, Rani Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 48, No. 8, August 2011
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The Drug Court Model as a Response to "Broken Windows" Criminal Justice for the Homeless Mentally Ill By Hodulik, Jennifer Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 91, No. 4, Summer 2001
Criminal Prosecutions Target "Dumping" of Homeless Patients with a Mental Illness By Hafemeister, Thomas L Developments in Mental Health Law, Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2008
From Poorhouses to Homelessness: Policy Analysis and Mental Health Care By David A. Rochefort Auburn House Paperback, 1997 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Mayor Koch, Joyce Brown, and New York City's Homeless Mentally Ill: A Case Study"
Singing for Healing and Hope: Music Therapy Methods That Use the Voice with Individuals Who Are Homeless and Mentally Ill By Iliya, Yasmine Afif Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 1, 2011
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