Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPiat M, Boyer R, Cloutier S, MJ Fleury, Lesage A
JournalCan J Commun Ment Health
Date Published2012 Jul 02

The aim of this study is to better understand the role of housing in the recovery of people living with severe mental illness. Forty residents of various kinds of structured community housing facilities were questioned about housing conditions that were favourable to their recovery. The results indicate that, for the residents, material conditions have a determining influence on recovery. Their concerns are related to basic needs such as food, costs, conveniences and quality of housing. Social relationships with their immediate circle also have a strong influence on people's recovery, and they want above all to preserve the modest gains that they have made, both material and social. This stability is a prerequisite for their recovery.

Alternate JournalCan J Commun Ment Health
PubMed ID27099410
PubMed Central IDPMC4835238
Grant List81110-1 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
81110-1 / / PHS HHS / United States