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Housing and Mental Illness

A Critical Review of the Literature

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Document date: October 01, 2001
Released online: October 01, 2001
Roughly three-fourths of persons with severe mental illness live most of their lives in community residence. While most available research has focused on services and treatment interventions that may be required for community living, only a small body of research considers the housing setting itself. This report presents a critical review of the last 25 years of research on the role of housing and neighborhoods in the lives of the mentally ill, identifies initial findings, and finally suggests a research agenda.


Topics/Tags: | Health/Healthcare | Housing


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