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Madeline CapliceFollow

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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: A significantly higher percentage of the homeless population in the United States suffer from severe mental illness as compared to the total population. Research suggests that experiencing homelessness contributes to sensitivity to psychiatric distress in addition to less successful mental health recovery outcomes.

Objectives: This literature review sought to evaluate the effectiveness of improving mental illness treatment as a way to also combat homelessness through interventions such as supportive housing.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “homelessness,” “mental illness,” and “supportive housing” to search the literature between 2010 and 2017.

Results: This study reveals that much more research needs to be done to definitively prove the efficacy of supported housing interventions in order to combat both mental illness and homelessness. What research does exist suggests that supportive housing programs can increase days housed, improve mental health symptoms, and improve perceived overall health.

Conclusions: Supportive housing interventions are effective in improving both mental illness and homelessness outcomes, but more research needs to be done.

Keywords: homelessness, mental illness, supportive housing

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Association Between Improved Mental Illness Treatment and Homelessness Outcomes

Background: A significantly higher percentage of the homeless population in the United States suffer from severe mental illness as compared to the total population. Research suggests that experiencing homelessness contributes to sensitivity to psychiatric distress in addition to less successful mental health recovery outcomes.

Objectives: This literature review sought to evaluate the effectiveness of improving mental illness treatment as a way to also combat homelessness through interventions such as supportive housing.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “homelessness,” “mental illness,” and “supportive housing” to search the literature between 2010 and 2017.

Results: This study reveals that much more research needs to be done to definitively prove the efficacy of supported housing interventions in order to combat both mental illness and homelessness. What research does exist suggests that supportive housing programs can increase days housed, improve mental health symptoms, and improve perceived overall health.

Conclusions: Supportive housing interventions are effective in improving both mental illness and homelessness outcomes, but more research needs to be done.

Keywords: homelessness, mental illness, supportive housing

 

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