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05 Casey Burke

  1. 1. Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse Casey Burke
  2. 2. Homelessness in the U.S. <ul><li>67.5% of homeless individuals are male </li></ul><ul><li>76% of homeless individuals are single </li></ul><ul><li>42% of homeless individuals are African American </li></ul><ul><li>39% of homeless individuals are Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>13% of homeless individuals are Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>4% of homeless individuals are Native American </li></ul><ul><li>2% of homeless individuals are Asian </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homelessness in the U.S. <ul><li>26% of homeless individuals are considered mentally ill </li></ul><ul><li>13% of homeless individuals are physically disabled </li></ul><ul><li>19% of single homeless individuals were victims of domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>40% of homeless individuals were Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>2% of homeless individuals were HIV positive </li></ul><ul><li>38% report issues with Alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li>26% report the use of other drugs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homelessness in the U.S. <ul><li>3.5 million people are likely to experience homelessness in a given year. </li></ul><ul><li>Differing definitions of homelessness include people sleeping on the streets or in shelters, staying with friends or family members, in temporary housing, in hotels/motels, in campgrounds, or in jails, hospitals, or other institutional settings. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homelessness in the U.S. <ul><li>Chronic homelessness is defined by a person living on the street or in the shelter system for at least 6 months out of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>There are between 150,000 and 200,000 chronically homeless individuals in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>--Statistics from the National Coalition for the Homeless (nationalhomeless.org) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (homelessness.samhsa.gov) </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Give the homeless the kind of change they can really use.”
  7. 7. “ Give the homeless the kind of change they can really use.”
  8. 8. “ Give the homeless the kind of change they can really use.”
  9. 9. Which Came First? or the
  10. 10. <ul><li>Is a person mentally ill because of trauma they have suffered? </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Has the person suffered trauma because of their mental illness? </li></ul>Which Came First?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Do people with mental illness use illicit drugs to self-medicate? </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Has illicit drug use caused the person’s mental illness to begin with? </li></ul>Which Came First?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Did the person become homeless because of mental illness? </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Did they become mentally ill because of the trauma of homelessness? </li></ul>Which Came First?
  13. 13. The Origins of Mental Illness <ul><li>Predisposition to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Origins of Mental Illness <ul><li>Predisposition to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid and Dandelion Children </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Origins of Mental Illness <ul><li>Predisposition to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid and Dandelion Children </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Origins of Mental Illness <ul><li>Predisposition to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid and Dandelion Children </li></ul><ul><li>The Westernization Mental Illness </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Origins of Mental Illness <ul><li>Predisposition to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid and Dandelion Children </li></ul><ul><li>The Westernization Mental Illness </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Encourage your city’s government to look for more person-centered solutions to solving homelessness </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Encourage your city’s government to look for more person-centered solutions to solving homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Receive people living on the streets with compassion, rather than fear. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you.

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