Supported housing for persons with serious mental illness and personal recovery: What do families think?
|Title||Supported housing for persons with serious mental illness and personal recovery: What do families think?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Piat M, Seida K|
|Journal||Int J Soc Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2018 Nov 09|
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:: Previous research on supported housing for people with serious mental illness focuses primarily on tenant/client experiences. The aim of this article is to present families' perspectives on the role of supported housing in recovery, utilizing the CHIME framework of personal recovery.METHOD:: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 14 families of individuals with serious mental illness living in supported housing. Participants were across five supported housing sites in four Canadian provinces.RESULTS:: Families credited supported housing with helping tenants redefine a positive sense of identity, re-establish social relationships and regain control over their lives. Families were less confident about supported housing facilitating future employment or 'full' recovery, focusing on stability rather than continual improvement.CONCLUSION:: This is one of the first studies to report family perspectives on the role of supported housing in their loved one's recovery processes - both strengths and weaknesses.
|Alternate Journal||Int J Soc Psychiatry|