According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, on an individual night in 2018 approximately 553,000 individuals experienced homelessness in the US. SAMHSA provides resources on homelessness programs with the recognition that individuals with mental health or substance use concerns might need additional support to avoid or get out of homelessness.
The Hill – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Friday unveiled a $100 billion plan that would improve access to mental health care in America and increase resources nationwide for battling substance abuse.
NPR Shots – People with mental illnesses often see their social groups shrink and find themselves alienated from their friends. For many of these people, pets can break through the isolation. They give affection without needing to understand the disorder.
SciPol.org invites faculty, researchers, policymakers, and students to consider how they can communicate how scientific research is integrated into the policymaking process. One way is by contributing to SciPol.org as a volunteer author or editor of our original policy Summaries, Briefs, and Landscapes.
Many philanthropic or community science organizations around the country have made it their mission to improve their local community through science and science advocacy. By joining or starting a local science community group, you can find a way to extend your impact beyond the bench.