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Taking a Look at The Relationship Between Homelessness and Mental Illness

Monday, September 25th, 2017
Homelessness

There’s a strong correlation between homelessness and mental illness.

It’s a hard statistic to face but approximately one-third of the total homeless population suffers serious, untreated mental illness, according to a research summary put together by the Treatment Advocacy Center. It’s startling to think that one of the most entrenched and difficult problems to overcome in America isn’t merely a class distinction but a public health epidemic. Today we want to take a look at the relationship between homelessness and mental health and why they play into one another.

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Mental Health and the Importance of Crisis Intervention

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
If you feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, or out of touch – you are not alone. There is help available to you.

If you feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, or out of touch – you are not alone. There is help available to you.

There are many sad truths about mental illness, but perhaps one of the most troubling is society’s attempt to sweep these issues under the rug. While mental health and behavioral resources do exist, it can be difficult for someone who is not well to identify that they need help – much less seek it on their own.

At My Brother’s Keeper, we understand the importance of crisis intervention and know that people who are affected by poverty or mental illness often feel isolated, trapped, or beyond help. We strive to be a neighborhood caregiver in the Irvington community. Let’s talk about how our specialized staff connects people in need with the resources necessary to regain their health and stability here in Baltimore. (more…)


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