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Homelessness and the Mentally Ill
A discussion of the factors contributing to the high incidence of mentally ill individuals among the homeless population.
# 91598 | 2,349 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses mentally ill individuals and homelessness. The paper looks at the incidence of mentally ill persons among the homeless population and suggests reasons why they make up such a high proportion of that population. The paper suggests ways to reduce the incidence of homelessness in the general population and in the mentally ill population, in particular. The paper then discusses the book "Treating the Homeless Mentally Ill: A Report of the Task Force on the Homeless Mentally Ill," written by Richard H. Lamb.

From the Paper:

"What treatment and services that did exist in state hospitals were in one place and under one administration, however in the community services and treatment are under various administrative jurisdiction and in various locations (Lamb). Lamb points out that even the "mentally healthy" have difficulty in dealing with the numerous bureaucracies, both governmental and private, and actually succeeding in getting their needs met (Lamb). Moreover, it is much easier for patients to get lost in the community as compared to a hospital, where, although they may have been neglected, at least their whereabouts were known (Lamb)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lamb, Richard H. Deinstitutionalization and the Homeless Mentally Ill. Retrieved February 19 2006 from: http://www.interactivist.net/housing/deinstitutionalization_2.html
  • Mental Illness and Homelessness: National Coalition for the Homeless Fact Sheet #5. (July 2005). National Coalition for the Homeless Publication. Retrieved February 19 2006 from:
  • More Homeless Mentally Ill Than Expected According To UCSD Study: Interventions Urged: University Of California - San Diego. (2005 February 03). Retrieved February 19 2006 from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/02/050201101738.htm

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