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.
Despite the public’s increased understanding that mental illness is linked to biological, psychological and social vulnerabilities, there is still a tendency for the public to make social rejection a consequence of having a mental illness.
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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
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