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hammies

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Not everybody is homeless by choice
Not every homeless person is crazy
Not every mentally ill person needs institutionalizing
Not all homeless people are addicts
Not every homeless person is lazy
Not everybody is homeless by choice, but a lot of them are
Not every homeless person is crazy, but most of the ones you see on the street are
Not every mentally ill person needs institutionalizing, but a lot of 'em do
Not all homeless people are addicts, but the vast majority of the ones on the street are
Not every homeless person is lazy, but many of them don't want to work at anything but panhandling
 

GWS_2

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Not everybody is homeless by choice, but a lot of them are
Not every homeless person is crazy, but most of the ones you see on the street are
Not every mentally ill person needs institutionalizing, but a lot of 'em do
Not all homeless people are addicts, but the vast majority of the ones on the street are
Not every homeless person is lazy, but many of them don't want to work at anything but panhandling
Are many homeless people in L.A. mentally ill? New findings back the public’s perception

Mental illness, substance abuse and physical disabilities are much more pervasive in Los Angeles County’s homeless population than officials have previously reported, a Times analysis has found.

The Times examined more than 4,000 questionnaires taken as part of this year’s point-in-time count and found that about 76% of individuals living outside on the streets reported being, or were observed to be, affected by mental illness, substance abuse, poor health or a physical disability.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which conducts the annual count, narrowly interpreted the data to produce much lower numbers. In its presentation of the results to elected officials earlier this year, the agency said only 29% of the homeless population had either a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and, therefore, 71% “did not have a serious mental illness and/or report substance use disorder.”

The Times, however, found that about 67% had either a mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. Individually, substance abuse affects 46% of those living on the streets — more than three times the rate previously reported — and mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, affects 51% of those living on the streets, according to the analysis.

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So, what... LA has 60,000 people living on the streets? And 67% of that 60,000 have a mental illness and/or a substance abuse disorder.
 
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FecalFace

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Not everybody is homeless by choice, but a lot of them are
Not every homeless person is crazy, but most of the ones you see on the street are
Not every mentally ill person needs institutionalizing, but a lot of 'em do
Not all homeless people are addicts, but the vast majority of the ones on the street are
Not every homeless person is lazy, but many of them don't want to work at anything but panhandling
"A lot"

Famous empirical evidence.
 

FecalFace

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I'm going out on a limb here, but substance abuse is a bad decision
You are implying that because it's a choice they should go fvck themselves.

You are also ignoring the fact that addiction is always caused by an underlying problem, including mental and genetical.

Simplistic thinking is much easier though.
 

llilibel03

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I've always wondered if they end up homeless because they're crazy, or if they go crazy from living on the streets.
 

everysurfer

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You are implying that because it's a choice they should go fvck themselves.

You are also ignoring the fact that addiction is always caused by an underlying problem, including mental and genetical.

Simplistic thinking is much easier though.
Sorry, but I'm not going to play with you. Go run along and find a GromsDad post
 

Surfdog

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Someone hinted it, but the main reason CA has one of the largest homeless populations in the US, is, wait for it....

our incredible year round mild climate compared to most parts of the USA, if not the entire world.

Do you think Alaska has a huge homeless problem? Do you think Minnesota has one, particularly in the winter?

Hell, I've always pondered that if I ever had to be homeless, the beach towns of So Cal would be a dream come true to camp out wherever the "man" wouldn't bug me for doing so. All these canyons, river beds, bushes in parks, etc; etc; are prime spots to park yourself for the night, and panhandle down at the nearest main intersection, fwy off-ramp or market for the day.

Now that city leaders are basically encouraging it, even more reasons to "head to Californy, it's the place you wanna be, so load up the truck and move to Beverleeeee. Hills that is, swimmin' pools, movie stars" (cue the banjo).
 
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laidback

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Fecalface is especially sensitive on this one because an innocent woman had fecal matter thrown in her face, stealing his thunder.
 

casa_mugrienta

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Are many homeless people in L.A. mentally ill? New findings back the public’s perception

Mental illness, substance abuse and physical disabilities are much more pervasive in Los Angeles County’s homeless population than officials have previously reported, a Times analysis has found.

The Times examined more than 4,000 questionnaires taken as part of this year’s point-in-time count and found that about 76% of individuals living outside on the streets reported being, or were observed to be, affected by mental illness, substance abuse, poor health or a physical disability.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which conducts the annual count, narrowly interpreted the data to produce much lower numbers. In its presentation of the results to elected officials earlier this year, the agency said only 29% of the homeless population had either a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and, therefore, 71% “did not have a serious mental illness and/or report substance use disorder.”

The Times, however, found that about 67% had either a mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. Individually, substance abuse affects 46% of those living on the streets — more than three times the rate previously reported — and mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, affects 51% of those living on the streets, according to the analysis.

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So, what... LA has 60,000 people living on the streets? And 67% of that 60,000 have a mental illness and/or a substance abuse disorder.
The number is actually probably even higher than that.

Those are the numbers "homeless advocates" don't want the public to know.
 
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