The second thing to hell is living under that bridge: Narratives of women living with victimization, serious mental Illness, and in Homelessness

Rebecca Bonugli, Janna Lesser, Socorro Escandon

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Abstract

The increasing rates of violence committed against homeless women living with serious mental illness (SMI) have been well documented. These increasing rates of violence need attention as they are a serious public health concern. The purpose of this qualitative study is to increase our understanding of victimization among this population as perceived by those who have lived the experience. The study sample consists of 15 homeless adult women who self-reported having been diagnosed with a SMI. The findings highlight the reality that, provided with the right type of resources, positive growth can occur among these women despite lifelong events of trauma, victimization, and loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-835
Number of pages9
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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