Search Resources (English): Homelessness and mental health

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Resisting psychiatry  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


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Published: 1990
Supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues  
http://intraspec.ca/ReginaWomenHousing_Kowalchuk.pdf

Examines the supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues who do not easily fit into many of the existing programs.

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Published: 2000
Winnipeg street health report 2011  
http://mainstreetproject.ca/winnipeg-street-health-report.pdf

Presents the results of a 2010 survey on the physical and mental health status of 300 homeless people in Winnipeg. Found that women have quite different health care needs than men. For example, 15% had given birth while homeless, almost half of the women were victims of sexual assault, and 25% of the women had not had a Pap test in three years.

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Published: 2011
Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual  
http://ywcacanada.ca/data/publications/00000054.pdf

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Published: 2011