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K. Bristow, Sophie Edwards, E. Funnel, L. Fisher, L. Gask, C. Dowrick, C. Chew Graham
According to the World Health Organization, half of all people with ill health in Western Europe have mental illness, with the majority coming into the diagnostic categories of anxiety and depression. Such problems impose substantial emotional,...
Linda Gask, Peter Bower, Jonathan Lamb, Heather Burroughs, Carolyn Graham-Chew, Suzanne Edwards, Derek Hibbert, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers, Waquas Waheed, Christopher Dowrick, AMP Research Group
In the United Kingdom and worldwide, there is significant policy interest in improving the quality of care for patients with mental health disorders and distress. Improving quality of care means addressing not only the effectiveness of interventions...
Ken Kraybill, Sharon Morrison
While PATH providers often do not have medical training, they regularly encounter consumers who face health issues. This section of Assessing Health, Promoting Wellness provides an overview of common health issues among people experiencing...
Smoking and common mental disorders (CMD), anxiety and depression, tend to co-exist and are important public health challenges for countries at all levels of development. The two largest U.S. psychiatric surveys detected clear associations between...
The present study investigates physical health problems among patients with alcohol use disorders at alcohol treatment agencies in six European cities. The sample comprised 315 patients with a primary alcohol use disorder. Data were collected at...
Christine Boomsmaa, Sabine Pahla, Rory V. Jonesb, Alba Fuertesb
Social housing residents often struggle with achieving adequate levels of warmth in their home on a limited household budget. Additionally, other housing problems such as damp are common. Previous research has found a link between housing problems...
Elizabeth McCay, Andria Aiello
It is widely known that mental health challenges are common in youth who are street-involved. In keeping with the well-documented mental health profile of street youth, our research indicates that these youth have very high levels of mental health...
Mandy McGuire-Schwartz, Latoya A. Small, Gary Parker, Patricia Kim, Mary McKay
Homelessness affects a large and increasing number of families in the United States, and exposure to violence and other potentially traumatic events is common among homeless families. It is important to understand more about this population and,...
Serena Luchenski, Nick Maguire, Robert W Aldridge, Andrew Hayward, Alistair Story, Patrick Perri, James Withers, Sharon Clint, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nigel Hewett
Inclusion health is an emergent approach that aims to address extreme health and social inequities. Target populations have common adverse life experiences and risk factors such as poverty and childhood trauma that lead to social exclusion....
Despite poor health outcomes and increased health care costs associated with psychiatric disorders in older adults, mental health services are underutilized, and access to assessment and treatment by specialty mental health providers is poor. Fewer...
Sanna J. Thompson, Jihye Kim, Holly McManus, Patrick Flynn, Hyangcho Kim
Youth homelessness is a growing global concern as both developed and developing countries are experiencing an increase in this phenomena (Karabanow, & Rains, 1997). Previous research reveals that homelessness among youth has become disturbingly...
Natasha Slesnick, Xiamei Guo, Brittany Brakenhoff, Denitza Bantchevska
Homeless adolescents and young adults are considered one of the most vulnerable populations worldwide with an estimated 100 million globally (UNESCO, 2007), and 500,000 to 2.8 million in the U.S. alone (Bucher, 2008; Cooper, 2006). A multitude of...
Both locations follow similar guidelines in terms of rules around drugs and alcohol. Consuming or possessing drugs or alcohol on Covenant House property or during Covenant House activities is prohibited. This includes prescription medication not...
Forthcoming Resources Hidden Homelessness Module Hidden Homelessness Case Study Public Systems Case Study (view the release schedule) The HPS Guide to PiT Counts in Canada does not put forward a definition of homelessness. However, communities may...
4. Implement a housing benefit – a new program to assist those who face a severe affordability problem in their current accommodation The Green Party supports a housing benefit as part of an overhauled financial assistance framework that they have...