Homelessness And Homelessness

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Homelessness is one of the major problems faced by the United States, and is believed to have become a serious problem since the 1980s during Ronald Reagan’s presidency (1981-1989). This time period was characterized by a lot of budget reductions which led to the poor becoming poorer. Consequently, many among the poor population became homeless. Simultaneously, many mental-health hospitals were deinstitutionalized, which saw many of the released patients joining the homeless population (Abad). As a result, mental illness became one of the detrimental causes of homelessness, especially among the adult population.
The mentally ill therefore, contribute greatly to the chronically homeless population. In 2013, the Annual Homeless Assessment Report
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Firstly, when a person suffers from memory loss, job loss is usually inevitable. This often leads to bankruptcy, which may result in a person being kicked out of his/her apartment due to failure to pay rent and bills. Secondly, the person becomes poor and he/she can no longer fund vital daily expenses, which in turn makes survival a bit tough. It is therefore, ethical for the community to engage themselves in helping the mentally ill, so that they do not suffer as much depression. Such people with mental disorders are usually not eligible to find and keep jobs in order to take care of themselves. With that in mind, I believe it is our role as a community to come into the picture and make the world a better…show more content…
The reason being that in most cases, the mentally disturbed tend to undergo very long periods of depression or hyperactivity. At the same time, these people won’t be in their full thinking ability; so they can easily vandalize the house property within a short space of time when they are frustrated. Therefore, when dealing with the chronically homeless, it is vital to start by seeking treatment and medication for those with mental disorders. The reason why medical treatment should be a priority is that untreated mental disorders ultimately lead to homelessness. Therefore, to reduce the number of such people from among those who have the streets for a home, I think it is crucial that we as a society come in and help in funding for their

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