Suicide/Depression and Homelessness – Mental Health Awareness Retreat

Josh - August 49L (color & sharp)

You can see more facts in relations to mental health & homelessness here: http://skittlesinthepit.blogspot.com/2013/08/ptsd-homelessness-mental-health.html
✯ Depression among the homeless people is higher then non homeless people.
✯ 22-46% of adults and young homeless people have attempted suicide and up to 61% have suicidal thoughts.
✯ LGBT homeless youth have a higher rate of committing suicide (62%) then heterosexual homeless youth (29%)
✯ Only about 9% of ALL homeless youth have access to mental health services
✯ Mental health problems are 11 times higher for homeless youth than non homeless.
✯ Suicide is the leading cause of death with street youth