Mental illness among homeless individuals in a suburban county.

  title={Mental illness among homeless individuals in a suburban county.},
  author={Gary Haugland and Carole Siegel and K. Hopper and Mary Jane Alexander},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={48 4},
OBJECTIVE This paper compares the prevalence of mental illnesses and alcohol and drug abuse and the residential histories of homeless individuals identified as having a mental illness and individuals who are not so identified. The cohort consisted of single persons applying for shelter over a 12-week period in Westchester County, a suburban county in New York State. METHODS The sample of 201 persons (89 percent male, with a mean age of 37) represented 77 percent of consecutive single shelter… CONTINUE READING