There are many barriers that need to be overcome when an individual or family with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems is rendered homeless.
Community Behavioral Health Services remain expensive, inefficient, and unimproved leaving many persons with mental illness on the streetsView Post and receiving treatment only when apprehended by the police.
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Members of Congress should be also more open about their experiences of mental health. This could have a highly significant impact on damages from negative stereotypes