Texas Lawmakers Study Links Between Mental Illness, Homelessness

Testimony came during a joint hearing of the House’s Committees on Public Health and Urban Affairs.

By Ryan PoppeSeptember 13, 2018 9:48 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

State lawmakers are studying how housing instability, homelessness and mental illness are interconnected and what changes might reduce the state’s overall homeless population.

State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, addressed members of a joint hearing of the House’s Committees on Public Health and Urban Affairs.

“We know that there is a link between illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia that have been associated with high crime risks and homelessness,” Alvarado said.

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