Home­less plight

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple with a men­tal ill­ness are three times more likely to wind up home­less.

A new re­port by the char­ity Mis­sion Australia iden­ti­fies the ma­jor risk fac­tors that leave 44,000 young peo­ple with­out a safe place to sleep. It paints a pic­ture of a na­tional cri­sis that costs $ 626 mil­lion every year.

Young peo­ple with a prob­a­ble men­tal ill­ness are 3.5 times more likely to have spent time away from home.

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