Online Program

Finding Light in the Darkness: Research Perspectives on Mental Illness, Homelessness, Suicide and Incarceration

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session offers research perspectives on the experience of vulnerable cohorts that receive services in our public mental health systems: veterans, homeless shelter users, and incarcerated populations. The experience of these cohorts with suicide is explained in this compassionate overview of populations facing intense challenged.
Session Objectives: Explain the relationship between discontinuing behavioral health treatment and homelessness or jail time. Describe various factors that are predictive of self-reported suicide within a sample of adults diagnosed with severe mental illness. Discuss how mental health outcomes differ among adults with and without military service histories.

Understanding homeless shelter users: Overlap with criminal justice and behavioral health systems   
Linda K. Frisman, PhD, Eleni Rodis, MS, Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD and Francesca Martin, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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