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Robert Marbut Interview

Robert Marbut on America’s Homelessness Crisis, Strategies for Uplifting the Homeless, and Effective Government Policies

Homelessness has reached crisis proportions. Few issues of human dignity are as heart wrenching as the wretched scenes in our most prosperous cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle—where one can drive down main thoroughfares and be confronted with tent encampments lining streets that provide scant shelter for thousands of destitute people. Read More ›
Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in the shadow feeling anxious and lonely, social documentary concept
Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in the shadow feeling anxious and lonely, social documentary concept
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How Housing First Fails the Mentally Ill

The closing of mental institutions in the 20th century was meant to create better living conditions for the mentally ill. But it appears twenty-first century alternatives still regularly neglect the schizophrenic, bipolar, and other seriously ill members of the community. Read More ›
Silhouette of troubled person head. Concept image of anxiety and negative emotion. Waste paper and head silhouette.
Silhouette of troubled person head. Concept image of anxiety and negative emotion. Waste paper and head silhouette.
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Mental Illness and Mass Shootings: Is There A Connection?

There is a connection between untreated, serious mental illness (as distinguished from mental illness) and mass public violence. But instead of allowing that connection to instill fear, it should inspire compassion. Read More ›
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Homeless in San Francisco sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Homelessness: The Mental Illness Thread

In the middle of the National Mall at 5:45 this morning, a man shouted at no one in particular. Dressed in pajama pants, a T-shirt, and supported by a cane, he waved around a flashlight and occasionally struck his cane on the ground, all the while belting out a disruptive sing-song melody. Read More ›