Most veterans who have mental illness, mostly PTSD, do not know how to get help. About eleven percent of the adult homeless population are veterans .The veterans who are suffering from PTSD do not want to get help mostly because they do not have the funds to get the help they need or they are afraid of seeking help. If the government would give more funding to the Veteran Affairs or other organizations, it would be easier for homeless veterans to find the help that they
Therefore, veterans have to suffer in the end. I somewhat agree with Peck statement because if a veteran has any type of permanent injury, then he or she cannot really function back into normal society. The veterans might need more help and guidance to really fit back into society. Some people might blame for the increase in the veterans homeless population because the lack of attention towards the increasing problem. The government officials did a poor job to track the number of veterans in the street.
Instead, we as the people should offer a place of sanctuary for those who need it the most. On the contrary, leaders explain how just giving money away isn 't the solution. Cuomo stated, "Throwing money at the problem isn 't always the answer. " By this he means, homeless could take advantage. A handful of the homeless people were drug addicts or victims of domestic abusers, but what about the rest of them?
Antipsychotic medications were commonly used to treat these individuals and it usually used for a long-term basis. There were about 45% that received treatment and were younger, and homeless Sajatovic, M. (2006). Because militants enter at such a young age and experience traumatic events over the years causes symptoms that lead to bipolar disorder and longtime treatments for veterans. In the end, many veterans end up homeless, using substance abuse and suicidal.
Winkleby, in the article, “Physical, addictive, and psychiatric disorders among homeless veterans and non veterans” suggests that out of a survey taken in three shelters in California, 423 out of 1,431 homeless were veterans. In her article, Winkleby says that that combat and non combat veterans were at a higher chance of excessive alcohol consumption. However, combat veterans were at risk twice as higher of psychiatric hospitalization and physical injuries. Marilyn A. Winkleby states that these disorders could have been delayed before complications became major. This relates to my topic because a lot of veterans are exposed to serious mental issues and aren’t receiving any help from the government instead many are going homeless along with mental
Second, 47,725 veterans are homeless according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Why so many homeless? It wasn 't until the 80 's that they started to find mental changes some severe mental changes after seeing the horror of war. Each scene plays out in their head known as post traumatic stress disorder or also know as PTSD causing it hard to function at work or in public traumatic brain injury, know as TBI, ties in with with PTSD. How does this affect the homelessness rates of veterans, as statics show and according to VA General inspector mental trauma is the cause for over 50 percent of the homelessness among veterans.
Although there has been a decline in the number of homeless Veterans since this announcement, the current glide path suggests they will miss the goal unless services are expanded and more success is achieved. In fact, in 2012, VA served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless—21 percent more than the year before. These numbers suggest the VA is becoming more effective and is serving more of the demographic in need, but it also paints an unacceptable picture of nearly a quarter million Veterans who were faced with life on the streets that year. More disturbing than this is the fact the percentage of homeless female Veterans with children increases each year, despite current VA
A separate study released that only fifty percent of returning vets who needed mental health services will receive them. This is due to the many barriers that prevent treatment include personal embarrassment, long waiting times to receive treatment, and lack of understanding options. Returning vets need much assistance in their transformation back to civilian life, especially those who suffer with PTSD. The National Institute of Drug Abuse conducted a study that showed twenty-five percent of returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan show signs of substance abuse disorder. As of 2008 active duty personnel and veterans abuse prescription drugs at a rate that is double that of the civilian population.
Homeless in America has been growing over the past 20-25 years. over a million people are homeless all over the world. 643,067 people experiencing homelessness of any given second. Most people are spending the night either in homeless shelters or in some sort of short-term transitional housing. Slightly more than a third are living in cars or under bridges or are in some other way living unsheltered.
Throughout history, countries have been facing challenges which their own citizens are not well informed of the issues. Individuals in the United States place the blame for the manners of society many times onto minorities, which become the scapegoats. Due to the misinformation from the media and other sources, the solutions which stem from these thoughts are often misleading. I want to be able to inform individuals about the problems which plague the United States, but also create solutions for them. I want to put the spotlight on issues which are often forgotten.
Homelessness in America Among the many day to day problems we face in America from drug abuse, high crime rates, and unhealthy eating. Poverty is ranked as one of the top problems. In America today there’s more than 46.7 million people living in poverty. One major effect of poverty is homelessness.
The last of their research analyzed how long the individuals were homeless and compared the length of time they were homeless to if they abused drugs or not. Of the people who abused drugs 82% of them were homeless for 12 months or longer, whereas 50% of the non-abusers were homeless for the same timeframe. Those homeless for less than three months was 31% of individuals who did not abuse drugs, and 7% of those who
Miguel Ascencio Rachael Lehman Sociology 101 Homelessness in the United States Many people see the United States as a land of wealth and opportunity, but then why do we see homeless people wandering the streets, parks subways in most major cities? Well it has to do a lot with how the U.S government handles homelessness. What defines a homeless person is a person who is a situation where they have no housing to sleep in at night, sleeps out in the streets or resides in shelters that are intended for them. In many major city, homeless will be seen everywhere on the sidewalks with sleeping bags even some with tents.