There are many things that can cause death amongst the homeless, but not all of these deaths are reported. Between 2016 and 2020, there was an increase in the mortality rate of the unhoused community. This increase excludes deaths related to Covid 19.
Although many people view Thanksgiving as a time of gathering with family and friends and a plethora of food on the table, this is unfortunately not a universal experience. Thanksgiving may be a particularly difficult time of the year for individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. But, support is available for those needing something to eat during the holidays. This year, let us help take the stress of finding a thanksgiving meal off your shoulders.
Homelessness is a very traumatizing event that an individual may experience. Nowadays, the odds of someone facing some sort of mental illness are not uncommon. When one isn’t homeless, they are better equipped to seek help in order to help themselves. But do mental illness and homelessness correlate or affect the other?