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Maritt Kirst, Suzanne Zerger, Deborah Wise Harris, Erin Plenert, Vicky Stergiopoulos
Objectives Hope is widely embraced as an important factor in the recovery process. The role of housing in inspiring hope and facilitating recovery has been explored with homeless populations but is not well understood. This study...
Jijian Voronka, Deborah Wise Harris, Jill Grant, Janina Komaroff, Dawn Boylee, Arianna Kennedy
This qualitative study explores narrative interviews of street-involved individuals with mental health issues and reflects on how they speak to experiences of both helpful and unhelpful social and mental health service provisions, and the...
Deborah Wise-Harris, Daniel Pauly, Deborah Kahan, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Stephen W. Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
The experiences of individuals with mental illness and addictions who frequently present to hospital emergency departments (EDs) have rarely been explored. This study reports findings from self-reported, quantitative surveys (n = 166) and in-depth,...
Maritt Kirst, Deborah Wise Harris, Erin Plenert, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam, Bonnie Kirsh, Patricia O’Campo, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen Hwang
The ‘At Home/Chez Soi’ Research Demonstration Project (henceforth referred to as “the Project”) is a health intervention that explores a ‘Housing First’ approach to improving the lives of clients who experience both homelessness and serious mental...