Homelessness and mental health

Resisting psychiatry

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Angela Browne
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual

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L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel du cheminement pour le mieux-être des femmes
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Online
Author: 
Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Winnipeg street health report 2011

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English
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Online
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Suzanne Gessler
Christina Maes
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Main Street Project
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents the results of a 2010 survey on the physical and mental health status of 300 homeless people in Winnipeg. Found that women have quite different health care needs than men. For example, 15% had given birth while homeless, almost half of the women were victims of sexual assault, and 25% of the women had not had a Pap test in three years.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues

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English
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Online
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Social Policy Research Unit (University of Regina) and the Regina YWCA
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK.

Examines the supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues who do not easily fit into many of the existing programs.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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