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Given the changes in our society and worldwide massive migrations across borders, this article argues that we need to change the paradigm of how we think about "the homeless," that is, to rethink our approach to not only those who cannot afford housing, the "economically homeless," but especially important also the larger group-those with chronic, serious medical-psychiatric-addictive disorders, the "medically/mentally ill homeless." We must place a greater emphasis on providing mental health services along with housing, legal, general medical, employment, and other services. The first and most crucial step toward adequate care is to understand these individuals and their lives as well as how we react to them. Second, we must become more proactive in helping those who live on the streets to receive adequate and coordinated services. And finally, for those who are unable to live independently in the community, we need to reinvent long-term, structured, humane residential, and inpatient settings.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of nervous and mental disease
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Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.
Runaway and homeless children and adolescents living on the streets of cities and having no fixed place of residence.
Hospital department responsible for the organization and administration of psychiatric services.
Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)
Facilities which administer the delivery of psychologic and psychiatric services to people living in a neighborhood or community.
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