TITLE

The Homeless and Mental Illness

PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
Society;May/Jun92, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on mentally ill homeless people in the U.S. in 1991. Their number has increased by seven percent, according to the estimates of 21 cities across the country. The cities attributed the increase in part to cuts in residential psychiatric-care programs. The total homeless population in all cities is estimated at 208,000, one-third of whom are thought to be severely mentally ill. Mayor Raymond L. Flynn of Boston, Massachusetts said the problem of homelessness could be solved if both the White House and Congress made it a top priority.
ACCESSION #
9208314963

 

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