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Homeless Mentally Ill

Balancing Patient Freedom With Safety And Well Being

Allen Frances | Posted 03.19.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

I have always hated involuntary psychiatric treatment. It is demeaning to human dignity, subject to abuse, and extremely unpleasant both to experience and to recommend. But there are rare times when pressuring someone into treatment becomes the lesser evil, preferable to the risks of suicide, violence, jail or homelessness.


Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

I broke a glass from a cold pressed juice in downtown Los Angeles. Was walking too fast I guess. It tumbled out of my bag . I had plans to recycle it later

Untreated Traumatized Teen Parents in Anytown, USA

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Any first-time parent knows that the challenges of parenthood are daunting. New parents are simultaneously blessed and stressed. However, young parents are a vulnerable population in America.

Stigmatizing and Shunning the Severely Ill

Allen Frances | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Our fairly recent reliance on prisons and homelessness as solutions to mental illness was the common fashion 200 years ago but now seems anachronistic and indecent in a society that has the tools and can afford to do much better.

A Heartbreaking, Must-See Film For All Angelenos

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

For all the hype about the blossoming of Downtown LA, it can be easy to forget that the area is still ground zero for one of the most concentrated hom...

Homelessness Myth #24: They All Frequent Bars

Christine Schanes | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Some housed people believe that all homeless people spend a great deal of time hanging out in bars and, by their very presence in those bars, negatively impact those businesses.

AUDIO: Homeless Man Cries Out As Police Tase Him

Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

A video has surfaced that documents Fullerton police beating a homeless man near the Fullerton Bus Depot in early July, reports Gawker. The video abov...

Meds can Reduce Homelessness but the Homeless (and Advocates) Don't Get It.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

It's time for advocates to stop denying the role of untreated mental illness in causing homelessness. Treatment may not be a magic pill, but it's the closest thing we have.