Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Homelessness Resources

Find articles, videos, webinars, and other resources to support your work with people experiencing homelessness.

(example: recovery)
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Eating Disorders Among Men

Significant numbers of men are developing eating disorders based on unrealistic body images, and the health results are life-threatening.

Article 2014
Motivational Interviewing in Recovery

Contributing writer Gloria Dickerson interviews SAMHSA's Steven Samra on motivational interviewing and applying those techniques in recovery support.

Article 2014
Self-Esteem and Homeless Youth

Young people experiencing homelessness often struggle with self-esteem, which puts them at risk for substance use, suicide, and other negative outcomes.

Article 2014
Vermont's Peer Recovery Structure

Learn how Vermont uses a statewide peer-to-peer recovery structure to help communities address substance use issues and promote prevention and awareness.

Article 2014
Mental Health Support for Young Mothers

Learn how service providers help young mothers experiencing homelessness with recovery support.

Article 2014
Peer Support Recovery Is the Future

Learn how community organizations provide peer support services to people in recovery and the importance of peer specialists in the behavioral health field.

Article 2014
Health Services After a Disaster

Medical and behavioral health services for people experiencing homelessness, such as psychological first aid, should factor into disaster preparation planning.

Article 2014
Changing Men's Minds and Bodies

The Men’s Health Network uses outreach and awareness to educate men about how to maintain and improve their health.

Article 2014
Risk Factors for Drug Use

Research suggests deviant beliefs and self-efficacy impact whether or not youths and young adults that experience homelessness misuse drugs.

Article 2014
City Inmates Receive Health Insurance

Learn how a San Francisco law ensures inmates have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2014
Volunteers Can Play a Part

Michael Stoops of the National Coalition for the Homeless discusses the role of advocacy and how volunteers can support homelessness efforts.

Article 2014
PCWBW Provides Behavioral Health

Learn how the Penn Center on Women’s Behavioral Wellness (PCWCW) provides treatment for women with behavioral health issues during pregnancy.

Article 2014
Outreach and Support for Rural Veterans

Family & Community Services (FCS) of Ohio helps veterans and others experiencing homelessness in rural areas gain access to services and jobs.

Article 2014
Santa Cruz Women in Recovery

Learn how the Affordable Care Act helps support women in recovery in Santa Cruz, CA.

Article 2014
Recovering After Disaster

While disasters are unpredictable, research suggests that many can recover through their own resilience or with mental health supports.

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REDF Creates Employment Opportunities

Learn how the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) trains and provides employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
2013 McKinney-Vento Report

The McKinney-Vento report examines homelessness among children in U.S. public schools.

Article 2014
Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Learn how the rise in misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States, impacts teens' mental and physical health.

Article 2014
City Shelter Programs

Learn how cities are providing shelter for people experiencing homelessness during cold months of the year to prevent deaths from hypothermia.

Article 2014
Empowerment Center Supports Recovery

The Empowerment Center in Reno, Nevada, provides a recovery-oriented system of care within a sober living facility for adult men and women.

Article 2014

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