Homelessness is when people are without a proper residence. They often struggle to care for their basic needs. There are many factors that trigger homelessness some of which include: loss of job, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, mental or physical health problems, and drug or alcohol abuse. People who are leaving an institution are also more exposed to becoming homeless for example a person leaving a hospital or a prison. Homelessness in Ireland is increasing significantly.
Approximately 1200 people leaving the forces every year experience homelessness (Royal British Legion, ND) it is claimed that many of these people are becoming homeless soon after leaving the forces is due to psychological disorders. Although this claim has been made by the Royal British Legion it is also acknowledged that it can be uncertain due to the itinerancy of the homeless community and the lack of will to seek treatment for their issues. The psychological effects of being homeless, such as stress and sadness, can cause the person to spiral if they are already suffering with mental health problems which can make an issue become hard to treat. The psychological impacts can cause homeless people to develop
However, estimates by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development indicate that there are 49,933 homeless veterans at any given night. Apart from those who are already homeless, around 1.4 million more veterans are at risk of homelessness because of lacking support networks, poverty and miserable living conditions in substandard or overcrowded housing. The situation is compounded by the difficulty to transfer some of the military training and occupations to civilian workforce (NCHV, 2015). This places some of the veterans at a disadvantage in the search of employment in the competitive job
Mentally Ill Homeless Imagine being homeless. Now imagine having a mental illness. Now imagine being homeless and having a mental illness. While this may be hard for you to imagine, thousands of people have to live this way. Homelessness is a major problem in the United States and more specifically, in Florida.
There are more than 500,000 homeless people in America (Johnson). There are many reasons and causes for people to end up living this way, but the biggest cause is tragic life events, for like loss of loved ones, job loss, domestic violence, divorce, and family disputes. Other reasons for homelessness are depression, untreated mental illness, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and physical disabilities ("Top Causes of Homelessness in America."). Many people see homelessness as a bad thing and an issue, but it does serve a purpose in society. Homelessness can be seen in many different ways.
Additionally, there is a multitude of factors that have been known to contribute to homelessness. These factors include, but are not limited to, lack of affordable housing, economic insecurity, behavioral health, etc. Research has found that the main contributing factors for children living in homeless families are the lack of affordable housing, poverty, and domestic violence (Aratani, 2009). Similarly, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing are the top contributing factors of homelessness among unaccompanied youth (Aratani, 2009). In addition to analyzing the factors that can cause homelessness, the article explores the impact that homelessness can have on youth.
To understand the dilema, one must look to the source of the issue. Homelessness and mental illness affect all facets of the human population. Young adults trying to transfer from childhood to adulthood, people who have had lifelong issues with mental illness and have been cast away from society and even vets who have returned from service only to be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are but a few problems that proliferate the homeless
Homeless are often set up for failure by these things so they end up getting into trouble and in jail by not being able to pay for such unreasonable things. Police are already viewed pretty negatively by the homeless and by doing this it just adds to the negativity. So, homeless become even more less susceptible to come to the police for help. Homeless that fining effects are often put in a position where they have no place to go because shelters are either to fall or too violent and sleeping in your car or the streets is criminalized. To conclude I think this solution to getting homeless off the street is moving in the opposite direction.
Many display chronic physical symptoms, presumably somatic, and attribute it to the long-term effect of the disappearance. A number of wives of missing persons face extreme stigmatization in their homes that has led to their being rejected by their in-laws, leaving voluntarily or continuing to live there in terrible conditions (Robins, 2006). Having a missing relative makes a family poorer. A minority of households faces challenges in feeding their families, and a small number of households with no economically active member have no alternative but to beg for food (Zia, 2009). Families articulate their economic needs in terms of what they cannot afford, and for most this prioritizes food, education and health care (Dabla, 2012).
Loneliness has become an increasingly common issue for the elderly (Boccia et al, 2015). It can be defined as an unpleasant disorder where a person feels apart from others (Botek, 2015). Numerous people can encounter loneliness and depression as they may be living alone and can feel isolated because there is a lack of family connection (Singh & Misra, 2009). Loneliness and isolation can cause the older individual’s to be more susceptible to depression (Runcan, 2013). This may result in the incapability to become involved in community events.