Journal article

Are Australian men with psychosis spending more time homeless?

Alex Holmes, Mark Hodge, Gail Bradley, Alan Bluhm, Natasha Markulev, Cameron North, Andy Innis

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if homeless men with psychosis using emergency accommodation services are spending more time homeless. METHOD: A 12-month accommodation history was collected from all men with psychosis referred to mental health services using two emergency accommodation services in inner Melbourne over a 5-year period. RESULTS: Of the 241 men referred with psychosis, 200 (81%) were able to provide a full accommodation history. In 2001 the mean total days spent in crisis accommodation was 27.0 days and in 2005 the mean number of days was 60.9. Over the 5 years, increasing time was spent homeless in the 12 months prior to assessment, most commonly in eme..

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