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Description/Abstract

This study highlights potential relationships between veteran mental health and veteran housing instability. This research shows that veterans reporting housing instability have an increased likelihood of symptoms of mental distress and mental illness, especially among female, younger, and unmarried veterans. Future researchers should conduct similar studies throughout the United States, as well as look at long-term data for the purpose of providing ways to improve quality of life for at-risk veterans.

Original Citation

Bossarte, R. M., Blosnich, J. R., Piegari, R. I., Hill, L. L., & Kane, V. (2013). Housing instability and mental distress among US veterans. American Journal of Public Health, 103(Suppl 2), S213–S216. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301277

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Homelessness, Veterans, Housing instability, Psychological distress, Suicidal ideation

Subject

Veterans; Housing; Homelessness; Distress (Psychology); Suicide (Psychology)

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 3-21-2014

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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