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Mental Illness in The Homeless Community Paper

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Running head: MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY 1
Mental Illness in the homeless community
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MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY 2
Mental Illness in the homeless community
According to Green and White (2014), in the United States of America a huge number of
citizens suffering from a mental illness have no home. Severe mental illness only affected less
than one third of the population containing homeless people. However, individuals under this
bracket face life threatening vulnerabilities in their homeless state. They include victimization of
brutal nature, stigmatization, and substance abuse. According to Clarks County (2015) where the
state of Nevada, Las Vegas is home to over 10, 556 homeless people, I believe that a recovery-
oriented model of care will work best serve the interests of the mentally ill homeless people of
Nevada. Firstly, this method of care would prove effective since adopts a system of care similar
to that applied for the treatment of substance addiction. This recovery model would ensure that
the caregivers provide an individualized systematic approach aimed at reducing harm (Amaro
2014). It involves making the patient associate his/her caregiver’s presence with that of safety
(Kyle 2012). The caregiver should establish rapport through application of diplomatic measures.
Secondly, the patient must connect to other caregivers in an effort to address the reality of the
illness. The model applies a team approach and group therapy in relation to management of
cases. A patient with positive outcome from the treatment for instance medication assists his
fellow patients to accept treatment. The rationale for using this model in Nevada, Las Vegas
since its patient’s needs may overwhelm the systems of health care delivery. According to Clarks
County (2015), Southern Nevada suffers from an inadequate mental health service to the point
that law enforcement as well as the criminal justice system deals with the issues relating to
mentally ill homeless people. However, the recovery model may serve their multiple needs since
such service provision takes place in the long run (Borchard 2012).

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Running head: MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY Mental Illness in the homeless community Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY Mental Illness in the homeless community According to Green and White (2014), in the United States of America a huge number of citizens suffering from a mental illness have no home. Severe mental illness only affected less than one third of the population containing homeless people. However, individuals under this bracket face life threatening vulnerabilities in their homeless state. They include victimization of brutal nature, stigmatization, and substance abuse. According to Clarks County (2015) where the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is home to over 10, 556 homeless people, I believe that a recoveryoriented model of care will work best serve the interests of the mentally ill homeless people of Nevada. Firstly, this method of care would prove effective since adopts a system of care similar to that applied for the treatment of substance addiction. This recovery model would ensure that the caregivers provide an individualized systematic approach aimed at reducing harm (Amaro 2014). It involves making t ...
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