Content Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of Drinking Among Individuals With the Lived Experience of Homelessness and Alcohol Use Disorders – 2018

Background: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population. Thus, homeless individuals experience disproportionately high levels of alcohol-related problems and associated publicly funded criminal justice and healthcare system utilization. Available treatment services, however, are not effective at engaging and treating this

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Coping and resilience among ethnoracial individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness – 2018

Background: The multiple challenges that ethnoracial homeless individuals experiencing mental illness face are well documented. However, little is known about how this homeless subpopulation copes with the compounding stressors of racial discrimination, homelessness and mental illness. Aims: This study is an in-depth investigation of the personal perceived strengths, attitudes and

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Coping and resilience among ethnoracial individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness – 2018-01-01

Background: The multiple challenges that ethnoracial homeless individuals experiencing mental illness face are well documented. However, little is known about how this homeless subpopulation copes with the compounding stressors of racial discrimination, homelessness and mental illness. Aims: This study is an in-depth investigation of the personal perceived strengths, attitudes and

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From long-term homelessness to stable housing: investigating ‘liminality’ – 2018-01

This paper uses the term ‘liminality’ to refer to the experience of feeling like an outsider when people are transitioning from one housing status (long-term homelessness) to another (housed). Three dimensions of liminality are identified: ‘material’, ‘relational’ and ‘psychological’. The material dimension covers how people feel about their housing and

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Health-care system failed Ottawa man, judge says – CBC – 2018-02-16

An Ottawa judge released a mentally ill man from custody Friday, saying he had languished in jail for five months because the healthcare system failed to find him a secure home. Justice Peter Doody of the Ontario Court of Justice made the comments during Kevin Coleman’s sentencing. “The health system

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Homelessness as a predictor of mortality: an 11-year register-based cohort study – 2018

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the association between homelessness and psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, on one hand, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality on the other in a high-income country. Methods A historical nationwide register-based cohort study of the Danish population from 15 years of

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Landlord Engagement Toolkit: A Guide to Working with Landlords in Housing First Programs (Print and Video) – 2018-01-17

Landlord Engagement Toolkit: A Guide to Working with Landlords in Housing First Programs (Print and Video) https://workspaceonhomelessness.ca/hps/resources/hps__spli/hps_english/landlord_toolkit_eng_webpdf The Community Workspace on Homelessness 2018-01-17

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Launching the first comprehensive mental health and addictions resource for homeless youth service providers – 2018-01-18

It was in lower Manhattan nearly 15 years ago that a young woman experiencing “houselessness,” as she described it, gave me a copy of the piece of art that is below. She used it to tell me about her experience and wanted me to share it with others. It describes

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Mental Health & Addictions Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line Providers – 2018-01

Young people experiencing homelessness face many forms of extreme adversity including high rates of mental health and addiction challenges. These challenges lead to high mortality rates and increase the risk of chronic homelessness. In turn, the health service systems and providers in most settings are poorly equipped and resourced to

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Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness: Background Paper – 2016-09

People with untreated serious mental illness comprise an estimated one-third of the total homeless population in the United States and an even higher percentage of women and individuals who are chronically homeless. In major cities from New York to San Diego, homeless people with severe mental illness are now an

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Supported housing for adults with psychiatric disabilities: How tenants confront the problem of loneliness – 2017

The objective of this study was to examine the experience of loneliness among people with psychiatric disabilities after moving from custodial housing, including group homes, boarding homes, and family-type residences to independent, supported apartments in the community. Qualitative research methods guided by a naturalistic/constructivist framework were used. Data collection occurred

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The homeless community: breaking down the barriers to primary care

The number of homeless adults on our streets is increasing which, due to their associated health problems, is causing increasing demand and inefficiencies on the National Health Service (NHS). Currently the homeless are experiencing inequalities of healthcare due to a lack of access to primary care. As a consequence, there

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Youth Homelessness: The Impact of Supportive Relationships on Recovery – 2018-01-05

Background Homeless youth are the fastest growing sub-group within the homeless population. They face impaired access to health services and are often left unsupported. They lack social and family support or relationships with service providers. Unsupported homeless youth often become homeless adults. Purpose To test a model based on Peplau’s

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