Homeless People : What are the reasons and solutions?
Most homeless in North America are addicts and the mentally ill, not simply poor people.
The solution is going back to the old mental health / incarceration guidelines so we can put away into mental institutions those who cannot or will not take their medications and addicts who would rather sleep outside than not be drunk or stoned.
I think that the term would be "many" homeless in North America. They are often the most visible. Again "many" are Veterans. And "many" are alcoholics. But probably most are not those things out of the 3 million possible.
Well said Tamara, I think there should be an element of societal responsibility too, so as to have a comprehensive combating system of addressing the issue.
As someone who is technically homeless in the United States I can say it's a combination of things, really, and it's different for each individual. For some of us it's mental illness that hinders good job growth and a lack of mental health/physical health care that keeps us down. For others it's addiction and the way that influences/changes the brain - placing the goal of getting 'a fix' higher than even eating or sleeping safely. And for a good number of homeless, it was the event of a tragedy they hadn't planned on - losing a job, serious illness and the mountains of medical bills that followed, abusive family members that kicked them out as a minor, a system that refuses to take care of or rehabilitate its veterans and convicts.
A solution would be better funding/quality of homeless shelters that aim to help people get back on their feet - providing job opportunities, decent clothing for interviews, help with applications and finding housing. Better access to mental health care, more rehab facilities that are affordable and effective. A lot of these things would go a long way towards ending poverty and homelessness, but society doesn't care about these people and would rather turn a blind eye.
by Sheepsquatch 6 years ago
What reasons do people give for not wanting society to help the homeless?
by auntypeanut 14 months ago
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by dashingscorpio 2 years ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
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by Peeples 4 years ago
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by LaDena Campbell 5 years ago
I saw the police shooing the homeless away from a shopping center where they were asking for money..Driving through a shopping center parking lot today, I noticed three or four people holding signs begging for money. A few minutes later I saw the police shooing them away. How do you feel about this?
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