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.
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
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
Homelessness, Veterans, Housing instability, Psychological distress, Suicidal ideation
Veterans; Housing; Homelessness; Distress (Psychology); Suicide (Psychology)
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Housing Instability and Mental Distress Among US Veterans"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 375.
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