This summary of a report published in 2007 presents an overview of research, data, interventions and policy directions related to mental health and homelessness. It explores what is known about the relationships between, first, mental health and homelessness and second, between mental illness and homelessness. It describes the use of mental health services by homeless people, outlines mental health policy in Canada, and looks at three forms of mental health promotion among the homeless: housing programs, community mental health programs, and a population health approach.
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