The lack of understanding and compassion for persons affected by mental illness can foster hostility and discrimination against them
Having mental illness carries negative connotations, which results in social isolation withdrawal, and lower self-esteem and the stigmatization of the individual. Unlike most medical diagnoses, which do not stigmatize, labels of mental illness are widely viewed as stigmatizing the person who receives them Additionally, psychiatric labels such as schizophrenia are used incorrectly, contributing to the misconceptions of mental illness. These characterizations can have harmful consequences and contribute to the public fear of those with mental illness.
The current mental health care has left so many mentally ill individuals homeless on the streets
The gradual increase in the number of homeless families in Sacramento is a cause for concern, requiring some objective examination to determine the possible contributing factors. homelessness is not just a problem of mental illness or substance abuse; it is also a consequence of severe poverty and a lack of adequate housing.
Indisputably chronically homeless persons suffer from some form of severe mental illnesses that keep them from living the life that most people take for granted.