PDF | Vol. 10, No. 3 (2015)
Discrimination appears in so many facets of mental health care, and housing is no exception. Some people feel that challenges of low income, mental illness, or substance use should be relegated to a few parts of town or types of accommodation. While similar discrimination and exclusion would be unthinkable for most other group, some who experience mental health or substance use challenges are not welcomed or even tolerated by their neighbours. We know that safe and adequate housing supports recovery and fosters well-being—both for the residents and the neighbourhoods they live in. In this issue, you’ll see just how deeply housing matters, and how inclusion can make all the difference.
Affordable Housing for All
Experiences and Perspectives
Housing Is Mental Health
A Roller-Coaster of Hope and Despair: Looking out for Adam
Peace, Not War in Housing–Please
Stigma Doesn't Live Here
Sometimes You Just Take a Chance...A landlord perspective
Alternatives and Approaches
Yes in my Backyard! A guide to inclusive communities
Redefining Social Housing: Words have power for good or bad...
Fraser Street Program: Changing a community's view of mental health and addictions housing
Community is Where Home Begins: Lessons from Calgary