Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth


Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited.

Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's Cardiff University learned that psychological issues are widespread among the homeless, especially for young people who live on the streets and experience physical violence and sexual abuse. Hodgson also discovered that most homeless youth rarely take advantage of support or community outreach services for mental health intervention and are often left untreated.

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Federal Programs Related to - Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs or who suffer from acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or are having problems coping with daily living.

Federal Programs Related to - Mental Health Treatment

Programs that provide treatment to individuals suffering from mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. Clinical Evaluation; Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations; Mental Health Evaluation Programs; Mental Health Twelve Step Programs; Psychological Testing; Psychosocial Evaluation

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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