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  •  Homeless due mostly to mental illness? (1+ / 0-)
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    gravlax

    Aren't mentally ill a subset of the homeless?  Or, are most homeless also mentally ill?  

    This is an excellent article and breaks my heart.  Where are the resources and networks to help folks when they are old, sick or mentally ill?  If support services don't exist, how do we design them for our cities and communities?  What does it take?

    Once I tried to make a difference by giving a homeless guy a job.  The experience made me realize just what a snobby, priviledged, entitled group of people I am surrounded by.  After several weeks he stopped coming to work but he told me he really appreciated the opportunity.  It is difficult to bridge the gap of different life choices, different mental health and how we can make a real difference.

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