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Homelessness and Mental Health

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows have written, produced, and published works related to mental illnesses and reducing stigma. Relevant articles and projects completed both during and after each journalist's fellowship year may be found within the archives.

15 Jul 2005
Mental Health and Housing

There's no denying a link between mental illness and homelessness. Approximately one in every four adults who's homeless also suffers from some form of severe and persistent mental illness.
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31 Oct 2004
State Slips Put Teens on Street

At least a third of street kids living in downtown Portland are current or former foster-care children who have been
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16 May 2004
Gazette Opinion: HUB Needs Local Support to Serve Needy

It's 10 till 10 on a chilly May morning. Four middle-aged men dressed in jackets, jeans and baseball caps sit on a low concrete wall outside the long brick building at 515 North 27th Street. They wait for the HUB to open.
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11 Dec 2003
Homeless Man Found Dead in Wooded Area of Tenleytown
A 46-year-old man was found dead Tuesday morning in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington in what police said might be the first death from hypothermia in the Washington area this season.
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23 May 2003
Hope On The Street
They are people we often ignore and avoid. They wander the streets, take shelter under bridges and sleep in parks. What is it like to be mentally ill and homeless on the streets of San Francisco? What about family members who are desperately trying to reconnect with their loved ones? According to the California Department of Mental Health, an estimated 50,000 mentally ill people in California sleep on the street each night, and thousands more go to jail or are hospitalized. The city of San Francisco estimates that 70 percent of its homeless residents are mentally ill or substance abusers -- or both.
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