The Unhoused — Part 3

The original Napa State Hospital, originally called the Napa Insane Asylum — 1870s
  • biological risk factors
  • triggers such as significant loss, trauma, abuse, greatly reducing someone’s ability to function and increasing the risk of homelessness.
  • effects of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual as well as neglect) that carry into adulthood substance use
  • psychiatric hospitalizations
  • clashes with the law enforcement and time spent in jail
  • little or no access to support systems such as mental health care, social support, and family.
  • isolation due to prejudices, misunderstandings, and mistreatment
  • government policies and insurance policies that make accessing mental health care difficult for many and impossible for some; without help and treatment, mental illness symptoms worsen and the risk of homelessness further increases.

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Cindy Casey

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My travel blog www.PassportandBaggage.com and my www.ArtandArchitecture-sf.com blog are quiet due to the Pandemic. I need to write, so here I go.

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