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Strategies that help with #mentalillness are difficult to implement without housing

“I focused the study on homeless youth because there’s real potential for this group that the right, early intervention could prevent a lifetime of chronic health and social difficulties,” said Dr. Kozloff. “The risk for youth on the street is so high: they have a significantly decreased life expectancy compared to housed youth.”

“Making sure you have peer or family support, attending therapy, keeping track of medication, getting bloodwork, eating properly and getting enough sleep – these things become extremely challenging when you’re living on the street.”

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