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World of Life - 53681

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Permanent Supportive Housing
for the mentally ill
My three questions are ...
By: Miranda Parenteau
Evidence suggests that permanent supportive housing in Vermont helps people with a mental illness stabilize and recover more quickly
What types of housing is offered in Vermont for people with a mental illness?
What types of funding is available for housing for people with a mental illness in Vermont?
What are the effects that homelessness has on people with a mental illness?
More focus should be on supporting hospitals instead of building permanent supportive housing
The opposing view is....
What is mental illness?
" a broad range of medical conditions (such as schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, or panic disorder) that are marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of personality, mind, or emotions to impair normal psychological functioning and cause marked distress or disability and that are typically associated with a disruption in normal thinking, feeling, mood, behavior, interpersonal interactions, or daily functioning."
-Merriam Webster Dictionary
The Vermont Asylum for the insane admitted its first patient on December 12, 1836. In May of 1893, the name was changed to the Brattleboro Retreat. They were able to house up to 450 inmates at a time
The Vermont Asylum for the Insane was built in 1880 to alleviate overcrowding at the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. It housed up to 54 inmates. By 1936 it housed over 1,700 inmates
Statistics in Vermont..
There are roughly 36,000 people in Vermont who suffer from a mental illness and a $4,881,255 budget for the year to go towards housing them. In 2013 the Gross Inpatient Charge for someone with Schizophrenia the undifferentiated type, was $144,544
Types of Permanent Supportive Housing offered in Vermont
Through the Howard Center:
Lakeview House
Pearce House
Attendant Services Program
- Allows for participants to hire and direct their personal care attendant. This would allow for people with a mental to have support 24/7 in their own home
Pathways Vermont
- The Housing First program helps around 220 individuals with a mental illness maintain permanent housing each year, saving Vermont over $1,700,000 every year. By supporting the mentally ill in obtaining permanent supportive housing, helps keep them out of the hospital and possibly out of prison.
The Effects of Homelessness on a person with a mental illness
Subjected to high levels of stigma and discrimination

Marginalized- feeling powerless

Deprivation- lacking basic necessities in a society

Subjected to high levels of physical and sexual abuse, especially in prisons and hospitals

The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
25 Bed facility for acute psychiatric care

Contains: yards for walking, a half basketball court, planting beds and a jogging track. On the inside there is a library, fitness room, greenhouse, and an activity room
Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Peter Welch and Peter Shumlin were in support of this project

Lack of permanent supportive housing is having a negative affect on the population of people with mental illness. Focusing on creating housing that is supportive and permanent can increase the chances of someone with a mental illness being more successful in life. Though having psychiatric care facilities is a necessity, it costs more overall and a individuals quality of life is not the same. Though they might not be "sexy clientele," what makes their lives less valuable, or less important?
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