"It's important to be proud of the place you live in": Housing preferences of psychiatric survivors.

Persons with severe mental illness are at risk of losing their housing, living in substandard housing, or being placed in inappropriate housing that does not satisfy their preferences. In order to understand these housing and mental health issues as lived experiences, it is important that we hear the perspective of consumer-survivors of the mental health system. This qualitative study explored the housing needs and preferences of consumer-survivors of the mental health system. Consumer-survivor groups across South-Western Ontario recruited participants for 14 focus groups, involving 133 people. Participants identified a number of central problems or concerns related to their current housing situations, and also identified their housing and support preferences.

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