There are also specific events that often act as triggers for homelessness, which can include leaving home after family conflict, eviction, widowhood, leaving care or prison, a sharp deterioration in mental health or an increase in substance misuse

There are also specific events that often act as triggers for homelessness, which can include leaving home after family conflict, eviction, widowhood, leaving care or prison, a sharp deterioration in mental health or an increase in substance misuse

4 thoughts on “There are also specific events that often act as triggers for homelessness, which can include leaving home after family conflict, eviction, widowhood, leaving care or prison, a sharp deterioration in mental health or an increase in substance misuse

  1. also having a chronic mental illness, a paltry “entitlement” of 800-1000 dollars a month, a “behavioral health” system that uses “evidence based” practices best suited for treating substance abuse disorders,
    and transitory adjustment disorders, the CBT use of 12 step programs to treat schizophrenia, (“integration” is a disaster for people with mental illnesses) and the apathy and complicity among professionals who ignore the obvious: homelessness is the intended result of cuts to funding for Community Mental Health
    and long term treatment.

    Homelessness is intentional.

    It always has been…

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  2. Reblogged this on Tongue in Cheek Politics and commented:
    I wish every able-bodied human being in this country had walked beside me in my long walks around San Francisco this past week. I can tell you that the walks away from the city-center on Ocean Beach were very pleasant – just a dead bird here and there. and lots of fast-burrowing sand-crabs.

    Por otro lado, hay tantos drogadictos, gente que les falta servicios de salud conductual, víctimas de abusos físicos y emocionales y pobreza extrema allí, que quiero llorar cada vez que lo veo.
    I have taught myself to speak with them if they don’t look overly dangerous. I merely listen and offer encouragement, and sometimes, I even find that we have many things in common – hell, I’m a human, too… or am I not?

    Based on what I’ve seen happen to my beautiful San Francisco since the early sixties up to today, I can safely say that our public education system needs to be completely rebuilt from the ground up! And I oughta know; I just quit in the middle of my tenth-year teaching Spanish in Northern Bay Area High Schools.
    So here is the scenario as i see it. Of course I am only one person, but I gleefully share with you my experience as a form of self-therapy:

    Many of my students din’t have anything to eat before school, lack binders, pencils and paper, have no manners, don’t respect their teachers (or their parents), and are doing nothing in school but looking for ways to make the teacher get mad so she/he will act out his/her anger to produce a free little show – at the teachers expense.

    If you’re a new teacher and want to take that on, good luck with that! I didn’t even see those several new teachers we hired leave, I heard their class rooms next door for nine months and in less then three months, I was pretty sure the would not be coming back next year.

    Face it California, the best way to fix our super-expensive health care system is to get all the people who need help off the streets of San Francisco, now!

    What a pity that we’ve let all these corrupt politicians sacrifice the America I once knew for greed and gluttony.

    Well, have no fear – my keyboard and tongue have been sharpened to a fine point.

    Look out America a new “Paine” has arrived and he is fervently angry with just about everyone except California STRS who sends me $880.00 for the almost ten years of battles I fought unitl I tamed YOUR children. Luckily by the last three years of my teaching, the great wars had died down. This year I was in almost complete control – and most of them liked it, whether they would admit it or not.

    So the question is:

    Just how are we going to reform the education system and start our complete culture-cleaning from the ground up?

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  3. I agree with you Robert. Society has taken the disadvantaged and kept them under ground by forcing people to have certifications that are almost impossible too afford. Not everyone can read or do math. Before all the laws, regulations, and technology there was a job for almost everyone. I read a book from the 1800s and it was common to know how to make nails by hand. The elderly and disabled are losing a place in society because of machinery and making products as fast as possible. Society needs to slow down and think.

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    • Excellent points. Society needs to take a long hard look at itself and cut the crap.

      It’s been thirty years. There is a distinct correlation between human greed and homelessness.

      If we want to end homelessness we have to stop enabling this callous and ineffective behavioral health system. And we have to be willing to see how stupid it is for us to allow dogma to determine who lives and who dies.

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