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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Mental illness

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Critique Of The Group Home Model In Addressing Homelessness For People With A Mental Illness, Brenda K. Blaisdell Jan 2013

Critique Of The Group Home Model In Addressing Homelessness For People With A Mental Illness, Brenda K. Blaisdell

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore the strengths and limitations of the group home model in addressing homelessness for people diagnosed with a mental illness. This study attempted to collect qualitative data from group home owners who serve people who have a mental illness and have been or are at risk of homelessness. Researcher was unable to recruit a sample for this study due to barriers in recruiting a sample. The barriers to recruiting a sample include: low sample; inaccessibility of group home owners; lack of investment by group home owners in the research process and a lack ...


Grieving Mental Illness: Individual Experiences Of Grief, Loss, And Growth, Alissa Kaasa Jan 2013

Grieving Mental Illness: Individual Experiences Of Grief, Loss, And Growth, Alissa Kaasa

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore the grief experience of people who develop severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI). Group members and facilitators of a Grieving Mental Illness group that met at a suburban drop-in center were asked to voluntarily participant in semi-structured, qualitative, in-person interviews. Content analysis was used to find themes in the group member and facilitator interviews. The findings indicated that individuals with SPMI have a unique grief experience that is enhanced by many factors. Group participants expressed having cycling feelings of grief. These feeling were triggered by life events or reminders of the loss ...