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One of the major causes of homelessness is mental health problems / disabilities and yet there is no mention of mental health in the draft document. Mental health championing is very much in its infants and falls way behind Learning Disabilities and yet Scotland is very much into following and encouraging people with mental health disabilities into "Recovery".

There is no denying that mental health is still heavily stigmatised and people with mental health disabilities also need help to be included if stigmatising and exclusion are to be ended.

From Marilyne Ruth Kubath - , 27/08/2011 Tagged as: homelessness, mental health

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  1.  Comment submitted by K Wilson -

    My landlord doesn't care about mental health problems. I have been trying to get re-housed for almost 8 years, sent a letter from Keith Brown and my doctor explaining how not giving me a move is undermining any progress of my treatment but they are not interested, yet if i was to stick a heroin needle into my arm i'd be classed as a "vuneable person" and they would help me in any way i asked.

    Ian Spence, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 3:40:11 PM
  2.  Of course all people with any serious difficulties should be fully supported to maintain a decent quality of life

    alex younger, ayrshire, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 4:20:41 PM
  3.  i agree that all tennants with mental health or learning difficultys shud be given support from the start of tennancey.

    russell easton, edinburgh, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 9:04:35 PM