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Many homeless people have mental illnesses and it is not easy for them to restart their lives and get a job Many of them also have drug or alcohol problems which makes it very difficult to get a long term job making enough income to support themselves Homeless people need help getting off the streets but are unable to do it by themselves People should not just give the homeless the cold shoulder and keep on walking like nothing is wrong In order for the homeless problem to stop we the people must make it end by helping the less fortunate get to shelters or to some other source of help Fifty percent of the homeless in America today struggle with mental diseases Kraljic pg11 These diseases make it hard to associate normally with people The three most common diseases they suffer from are schizophrenia bipolar condition and major depression Mental 1 Schizophrenia a disease of the brain is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man Schizophrenia is characterized by major disruption in thinking abilities and emotions which affects the most basic human needs language thought perception affect and sense of self The most common symptoms are hallucinations andor delusions This causes a person to act differently and have suspicion and fear of human contact Mental 1 Bipolar disorder also known as manic depressive illness is a common illness shown by episodes of mania and major depression A persons mood can change from excessive highs mania to major hopelessness depression usually with periods of normal mood in between This condition really makes it hard to associate normally with people Clinical depression is an illness characterized by a bunch of feelings thoughts and behaviors that are very different from a persons normal feelings and actions Mental pg1 During a major depression a person becomes surrounded by feelings of sadness emptiness and worthlessness These feelings affect every thought and experience making
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