Stigma affects not only those with a mental illness, but also their family members and friends

Stigma affects not only those with a mental illness, but also their family members and friends

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

Whatever bothering you Don’t Keep It To Yourself!: a problem shared is half solved. Find someone you can trust

Whatever bothering you Don’t Keep It To Yourself!: a problem shared is half solved. Find someone you can trust

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

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 effects of poverty and inadequate housing are exacerbated by such problems as mental illness and substance abuse.

The effects of poverty and inadequate housing are exacerbated by such problems as mental illness and substance abuse.

Homeless individuals are not, as often portrayed in the media and even in some academic writings as people who choose to live life outside societal norms.

Homeless individuals are not, as often portrayed in the media and even in some academic writings as people who choose to live life outside societal norms.

The trouble in allowing a split between two theories on the causes of homelessness.

The trouble in allowing a split between two theories on the causes of homelessness. One theory is that individual’s personal problems cause them to be unable to keep housing, leading them to lives on the streets. The other theory is that societal, structural causes are at work. Homelessness appears to be caused mostly by structural forces, but is also influenced by individuals’ personal problems.