Tony and Sally are two examples of people who reached rock-bottom before making the decision to reclaim their lives from addiction. Recovery is difficult, but the effort pays off in the long run.
Content categorized as Mental Health
A vendor profile of John Littlejohn, who has worked for Street Sense since 2010.
The GOP’s recent health care plans to replace the Affordable Care Act included major cuts to Medicaid spending, which could eventually cost the District $1 billion per year, officials say.
A Street Sense vendor shares her gratitude for her housing assistance and longing to reconnect with family.
After I was diagnosed with my seizure disorder, I became depressed. Then I started getting high and drinking to cope with depression.
My brother David recently came to a convention in D.C. about housing and the expansion of Medicaid. I got to hear him speak in front of the White House.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
Street Sense vendor Marcus Green gives advice to those experiencing homelessness
Street Sense vendor Reginald Denny offers words of wisdom for those experiencing homelessness
On his new album, after years of work, Street Sense vendor Ron Dudley details his experiences with homelessness, loss and faith.
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
One of our Vendors talks about his experience when he was living outside and how people would taunt him because of it.
Do we need to investigate further into the mental conditions of our people in power? Find out in this opinion piece.
Adapt. a disability rights organization, gathered at the White House to advocate for the Disability Integration Act and to demand recognition from the Trump Administration.
While the coordinated entry system may be helping to streamline some into housing, those with mental illnesses are still falling through the cracks of systems stemming from a nationwide struggle in supporting mental health services.
Individuals who experience homelessness and housing instability face barriers to staying connected to insurance.
Ricardo Meriedy opens up about his Heroin addiction and his six year success of sobriety.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Elizabeth Bryant explains her past life style and how it affects her to this recent day.
Roland Dudley tells a story about when he was near to taking his own life. It was Christmas and Dudley was feeling desperate but things didn’t go as he had planned and it saved his life.