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.
Homelessness is a widespread problem in the Austin area. On any given day, there are more than 2,000 homeless men, women and children in Travis County. (ECHO) Homelessness a is complex, indiscriminate. Vulnerability to homelessness stems from unevenly distributed factors across many demographics. (Koegel, Melamid, Burnam, 1995) For example, family homelessness has been increasing in the United states in Recent years.
Peeta has a large amount of internal conflict after he is “high jacked” by the Capitol. He would constantly “Arguing with himself like he was two people.” Most of his strugglese is going through happen internally and he continues to try to discern what is real and what is not. However, Katniss continuously debates her role and is constantly questioning if she is being used and manipulated by the Capital. She also struggles with discerning her feeling for Peeta and Gale. The two major themes of Mockingjay are that people are not always who they seem to be, and sometimes we have to do what is right rather than doing what we desire to do.
As mentioned Vulnerable populations are categorized in many sub-segment and face with numerous challenges. For instance, the homeless population is one of the subgroup of vulnerable populations that facing tremendous economic and health conditions. It is estimated 564,708 people are homeless in the United States, and many of these homeless are youth under 18 years of age (Housing and Urban Development, 2016). Because of their leaving condition and precarious behavior of some homeless individual, they are at risk for poor health status. They are more susceptible to various diseases like skin infection, pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV.
I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home. Anna states, “Home is where the heart is. There’s no place like
Homelessness is a huge promblem in America. In the United States homelessness is something many americans dont consider. Million of homeless people including childern, families, babies and elderly live day by day. Housing is a fundmental human need. Home is a place were you feel loved , secured and most happy.
Homelessness in baltimore is extremely sad and pitiful. Many people are homeless due to the fact they might have lost their job or they don’t have enough funds to provide for their family and pay for an adequate home. Some people just refuse to pay for rent, this will cause eviction from the home. This is what lead to homelessness, and its sad. Everyday on my way to school I see homeless people begging for change or laying down on the sidewalk.
Civilians are also suffer from the impact of homelessness. According to the Los Angeles Almanac there are approximately 27,015homeless people living in Los Angeles, 2733 are veterans (Thornton, 2016). In addition, there are 46,874 homeless people in the County of Los Angeles 4,362 are veterans (Thornton, 2016). In the past, veterans suffered dramatically from the horrors of the Vietnam War. When the soldiers returned, they were called baby killers.
We all need help at one point in our life, so why do we deny our help towards homeless .Why don’t we help the people who once fought to protect this country that we are currently living in. They now need our help to survive. Why not pay them back with our help towards them . According to Volunteers of America, over 670,000 americans are homeless and 48 million people go hungry every night .Also, 46.2 million americans live in poverty. These are large numbers and sadly these numbers keep increasing every year.
One in 3o children are experiencing homelessness in the U.S. There are three main reasons why children are homeless in America. Lack of affordable housing, poverty and domestic violence who are living in homeless families. Over 1.5 million children live in families without homes, among those are 42 percentage under age 6 , 47 percentage are African American and 2 percent of the American Indian and Alaska native culture. The typical profile for a homeless family is a single mother in her twenties with two kids.
In my experience, my homeless clients have engaged in high risk health behaviors and neglected their health. These high risk behaviors include substance abuse, criminal activity, incarceration, and unsafe sex practices. As a result these individuals experience high disease burdens and mortality rates. Boston Health Care for the Homeless estimated that the total annual expenditures from ER visits was $16,011,738 annually (Thakarar, Morgan, Gaeta, Hohl, & Drainoni, 2015). “Multiple factors have been identified as predictors of frequent ER use in homeless persons such as older age, previous hospital admissions and emergency room visits, multiple primary care visits, perceived inadequate mental health care, poor health status, and HIV” (Thakarar, et al., 2015).
Homelessness is a struggle that most people don’t know, or that people ignore because they frown on homeless people. These people frown on homeless people because the homeless are often unshaven ruff looking people that had a bad turn in life, this life changing event that turned them into what some people frown upon. These people are frowned upon by so many but the people that frown upon them have no idea what their going through. Being homeless, a struggle known by too many in the United States, in fact there are estimated numbers of 633,782 people being homeless in just the United States alone. These people have found their self’s homeless for many different reasons like bad decisions, not a high enough paying job, or no job could be found,