Some say mental illness is the last great stigma remaining in our communities. This book is a collection of twenty articles written by researchers, scholars, practitioners of nursing, social work, and community health, and survivors of mental illness and homelessness. Each piece speaks to a specific aspect of the linkage among housing/homelessness, poverty, and mental illness, interconnections which are complex and challenging to understand but essential to our addressing the problems.
- The soul destroying search for adequate housing for family members who are mental health survivors
- The impact of de-institutionalization in and the gaps left in services for mental health survivors
- Myths of mental illness and how they affect the popular stigma attached to survivors
Cheryl Forchuk is Professor and Associate Director of Research in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences Addition, University of Western Ontario.close this panel