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News: Strategies that help with #mentalillness are difficult to implement without housing

Given the opportunity, homeless youth with serious mental illness can stay off the streets, study indicates

“I  focused the study on homeless youth because there’s real potential for this group that the right, early intervention could prevent a lifetime of chronic health and social difficulties,” said Dr. Kozloff. “The risk for youth on the street is so high: they have a significantly decreased life expectancy compared to housed youth.”

“Making sure you have peer or family support, attending therapy, keeping track of medication, getting bloodwork, eating properly and getting enough sleep – these things become extremely challenging when you’re living on the street.”

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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11:12 am.