Decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the most important factors that affect our mental health. Poor housing, such as housing that’s too expensive, run-down or over-crowded, can lead to poor overall health. It can also make recovery from mental health or substance use problems much more difficult.
Housing for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Problems
Housing is about more than a place to sleep. It’s tied our physical well-being, mental well-being and social well-being. Housing is an affordable safe space that protects us. It’s a secure, private space of our own. And it’s a place to gather with members of our communities.
Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and…
Housing is about more than a place to sleep. It’s tied our physical well-being, mental well-being…
Visions article: Supported Housing
Karen Lok Yi Wong, MA, MSW, RSW Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 29-31 Many of you may Read more