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Chapter 5

Preventing Homelessness among People with Mental Illness 93


From: Ending Homelessness in Canada


Chapter 5 tackles mental illness as it relates to homelessness. Examining the complex ways in which individuals with mental illness fall into homelessness and barriers that nonlinear or rational thought create to accessing supports. Looking at Schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, hoarding and addiction, Eric Latimer discusses the challenges and unique barriers affecting people living with these diagnoses. he makes the case that the current one size fits all model of addressing homelessness and mental health can not work and that to address these complex illnesses we need specific policies, programs, and plans for specific illnesses.



Eric Latimer

Eric Latimer is a research scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill university. He lives in Montreal, QC.