Prevention Journal Spotlights Homelessness and Mental
SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) supported the development of a special
issue of The Journal of Primary Prevention (Volume 28, Numbers 3-4, July 2007) on homelessness
and mental illness.
The 400-page special issue, “Homelessness and Mental Illness: Perspectives on Prevention,” highlights
promising and innovative strategies to reduce the risk of homelessness, help people
transition into the community, and stabilize formerly homeless people in permanent housing.
Fifteen scholarly articles cover topics such as the emphasis on employment and work in ending
homelessness, the occurrence of veterans experiencing homelessness, and community-wide strategies
to prevent homelessness.
By raising awareness about effective homelessness prevention and intervention programs, this
special issue can help local organizations make informed decisions about the approaches that
will work best in their communities.
This publication results from collaboration between CMHS’s Homeless Programs Branch and
The Journal of Primary Prevention. Electronic versions of the articles are available
free at SAMHSA’s Homelessness Resource Center Web site at www.homeless.samhsa.gov.
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