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I have just returned from a conference in Norfolk, Va. on mental illness and rehab. The conference made me understand that a lot of work needs to be done with the homeless and mental illness. I learned that in Finland the homeless and people with mental illness get better care than people here. It is a shame that this country does not care about what happens to people who have medical conditions and need to be housed. I just wish that I could help get the word out. The association is called Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. It has plans for me to be a peer support person: a paying job to talk to persons with mental illness that need someone to speak with.