In the Middle: Homelessness, a societal problem

Abbas Hakim


For people who live in busy cities, it’s easy to become numb to the homelessness problem around us. We have come to accept the fact that a certain amount of homelessness is not avoidable. Most people understand that homelessness is related to mental health or addiction problems. Though, thinking that homelessness is an individual problem is the wrong way to address the issue. It’s really a societal problem.

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This is a brilliant, and brilliantly-simple essay! As a physician "in the trenches" I see the devastating effects of homelessness on health, as well as the devastating effects of health care costs ... that cause homelessness! Thank you for your prescient insights and courageous writing! -- Julie J

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