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Reach homeless where they live


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2012

~~<p>Nobody needs a house call as desperately as those without the house. That's long been evident to those on the front lines of dealing with Honolulu's homelessness crisis, in which many of those living on the streets are confronting problems in their physical and mental health.</p>
<p>The particular challenges of mental illness are particularly vexing, because the ailment itself pushes patients further toward the margins. They resist going to shelters, where health-care professionals can more readily find them, evaluate their problems and direct them toward help.</p>
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Nobody needs a house call as desperately as those without the house. That's long been evident to those on the front lines of dealing with Honolulu's homelessness crisis, in which many of those living on the streets are confronting problems in their physical and mental health.

The particular challenges of mental illness are particularly vexing, because the ailment itself pushes patients further toward the margins. They resist going to shelters, where health-care professionals can more readily find them, evaluate their problems and direct them toward help. Login for more...



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