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    This document discusses ways that the community can help those in the homeless population suffering from mental illness.

    Mental Illness and Homeless: 3 Ways Communities Can Help

    https://nowcomment.com/documents/137216 This document discusses ways that the community can help those in the homeless population suffering from mental illness.

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    This article gave statistics for mentally ill people, homeless people, and incarcerated people, as well as how these three conditions interrelated and overlapped with each other. It also proposed methods of

    Mental Illness and Homelessness: Facts and Figures

    https://nowcomment.com/documents/136780 This article gave statistics for mentally ill people, homeless people, and incarcerated people, as well as how these three conditions interrelated and overlapped with each other. It also proposed methods of treatment, emphasizing that housing as well as treatment...

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    This article not only covers the prevalence of mental illness within the homeless population, as well as homelessness within the population of mentally ill, but it explains the reasons behind the close

    Mental Illness and the Homeless Population (Exp. Essay Week 2)

    https://nowcomment.com/documents/136742 This article not only covers the prevalence of mental illness within the homeless population, as well as homelessness within the population of mentally ill, but it explains the reasons behind the close relationship between the two. My annotations are...

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    1/4 of the homeless population are diagnosed with SMI’s, serious mental illnesses. Serious mental illnesses are classified as mental illnesses that seriously hinder an individuals functionality in life. These

    Mental Illness in the Homeless Population

    1/4 of the homeless population are diagnosed with SMI's, serious mental illnesses. Serious mental illnesses are classified as mental illnesses that seriously hinder an individuals functionality in life. These numbers have been steadily increasing since the 70's, and mentally...

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    • Do you think that the fact that mental illness is increasing in the homeless population points to a larger issue in the healthcare system with properly addressing mental health and providing adequate care?

    • Mental illness being a serious issue, how can we as a society address this topic? Is there a solution to help those in need especially with this sort of problem?

    • You said that the number of homeless people with mental illnesses has been increasing steadily since the 70’s. Why is that so? I think it is important how you mentioned the general public is more likely to be victimized, even if that is undeserving. You should expand on that for your explanatory essay.

    • Hey Sera,
      I found your post very interesting. I would just wonder how mental illness is effected by drug use, or if there is any correlation between drug usage in the homeless population and those who have mental illness. I just say this as many of the homeless I encounter seem to be dealing with a possible mixture of both of these things. This would be an interesting addition to the paper.

    • I think that mental health is very important as it is a big issue in or world. I think that mental illness prevents many from reaching their full potential. I wonder if most people develop these mental problems due to homeless or if their mental illness was genetic.

    • Dear Sera,
      As a witness I can definitely tell that we usually walk pass homeless people thinking that they are Crazy not knowing that they actually have mental diseases. This is actually a topic that most people don’t get to bring to awareness. This is something that the government doesn’t address. Do you think is because they are focusing on people in shelters instead?

    • Dear Sera :
      I am elated about your post, “Mental Illness in the Homeless Population,” because One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “These numbers have been steadily increasing since the 70’s, and mentally ill homeless people have become, in many cities, part of the scenery.” I think this is a powerful statement because it reveals just how much the rates of mental illness have increased to the point where it just becomes “part of the scenery”. This highly suggests that not much awareness is being spread about mental illnesses affecting those who are homeless in the last couple of decades. It almost seems as though it is being normalized. Another sentence that I found interesting was: “many mentally ill people are less likely to be violent than the general population.” This stood out for me because it is very contrary to what people generally believe. They see mentally ill people as more violent because they are unable to control their actions due to their mental instability.You post reminds me much of a recent multimedia project I completed based around the factors that affect the causes for homelessness. One major idea was similar to the points you made about mental illnesses because it is truly a problem that restrains many from providing for themselves.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to reading more from you and if you get the chance please skim through my blog: https://homesfortomorrowcom.wordpress.com/

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    Protecting your privacy is a big concern in today’s day. We live in a world lead by technology, and although it’s enabled us to reach unimaginable feats, it’s becoming impossible to avoid your personal infor

    How Do We Protect Our Privacy in the Modern Technological World?

    Protecting your privacy is a big concern in today’s day. We live in a world lead by technology, and although it’s enabled us to reach unimaginable feats, it’s becoming impossible to avoid your personal information becoming available to the...

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    Studies have been going on to find out what exactly medical marijuana can be used to treat, and the effectiveness of such treatment. One study looked at the effects of medical marijuana on various neurological

    Studies on Medical Marijuana as Treatment for Various Conditions

    Studies have been going on to find out what exactly medical marijuana can be used to treat, and the effectiveness of such treatment. One study looked at the effects of medical marijuana on various neurological disorders. They found that...

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    • What a fascinating piece Sera!
      I think that the articles you chose are very relevant to the upcoming election in which people will be voting on Marijuana. I liked how you described all of the medical conditions that it treats and mentioned that it does not treat others. This helps people to have a less biased view. I think that this article (https://www.thegrowthop.com/life/relationships/marijuana-and-the-pain-in-the-neck/wcm/1a4f02de-21c4-4fc7-b3db-913a62f8b156) could allow you to share more about one specific person and her experience with medical marijuana. Your post reminded me of a video we watched in A.P. Government. I think that adding something on the legal repercussions for breaking federal law could be something to include if you ever write a broader paper about the pros and cons of medical marijuana. Thank you for writing this informative post Sera! I would love to see you write about more topics that are coming up in the election. I would be interested to read about your view on Medicare expansion.

      Thanks again!

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    It seems as though many of the so called cons to medical marijuana can be easily solved or disproven. Not only are more and more viable ways to use the drug appearing, but studies are cropping up showing the

    Medical Marijuana

    It seems as though many of the so called cons to medical marijuana can be easily solved or disproven. Not only are more and more viable ways to use the drug appearing, but studies are cropping up showing the...

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