September marks National Recovery Month as well as Suicide Prevention Month, a time to promote the reality that recovery from mental illness and substance use disorder is possible and suicide is preventable. We know that the rate of mental illness, substance use and suicide among the homeless population is greater than among the general public. In fact, the suicide rate is 10 times higher for individuals experiencing homelessness. Integral Care uses housing as a health intervention. With a safe place to live and appropriate support services, recovery from homelessness, mental health issues and substance use disorder begins. Suicides are prevented. People thrive and our community is stronger.

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