The negative stigma attached to being homeless is dehumanizingThe negative stigma attached to being homeless is dehumanizing
Society does not foster human rights for homeless individuals
Mental illness is not the only reason why individuals end up on the streets, but it is s one of the lead contributing factors to homelessness
The system presents barriers that too often add to the burden of mental illnesses for individuals, their families, and communities
It is important to reduce the barriers that prevent homeless people with mental illness from accessing mental health services.
Homeless people with mental illness bear a heavier burden
Consequently homeless mentally ill persons have a high rate of arrests