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Mental Health Day: Canadian Homelessness and Addictions


Candid interview with a Fort McMurray, Alberta man who is homeless and dealing with a drug addiction, talking about the lack of accessible drug rehab programs, a dangerous story of life and death in dumpsters, what it’s like to experience withdrawal, and barriers to treatment. Part of Invisible People Road Trip 2011, a summer’s worth of street interviews with Canadians who are homeless. The short interviews reveal a variety of challenges including mental health issues, abuse, racism, and addictions. Click here for the full series of videos from Canada, and check out blog posts about other mental health issues around the world in the World Mental Health Day blog party.


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Mental Health Day: Canadian Homelessness and Addictions

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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Kiume, S. (2011). Mental Health Day: Canadian Homelessness and Addictions. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2019, from


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