mental illness

Mental Illness and Homelessness

There is a clear link between psychiatric disorders and homelessness. Homelessness has been linked to poor mental health and may trigger or exacerbate certain mental disorders. Furthermore, mental illness has been identified as a risk factor for homelessness. There are two ends to this issue – how mental illness can contribute to homelessness, and how homelessness can trigger mental illness.

Homelessness and The Effects of Mental Health

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?

The Link Between Homelessness and Substance Abuse

There is a negative stigma that surrounds individuals experiencing homelessness and substance dependency. A good percentage of individuals who are homeless do struggle with substance abuse but should be viewed as an illness in which they can overcome. There are many reasons why substance abuse is common among people experiencing homelessness. Someone who is using …

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How Mental Health has Played a Huge Roll for those Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental health is a prevalent issue for many people, and includes  individuals’ emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It also affects how we think, feel, and act,and helps us determine how to handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is also essential at every stage of life, regardless of age and gender. During …

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