Year: 2014 Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.(2013).34(5):363-366. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000202 SIEC No: 20140365

Homelessness is associated with an increased incidence of mental illness and risk of self-harm, including suicide. Those with histories of self-harm started using significantly more substances since becoming homeless and were younger when they first became homeless. They were also significantly more likely to have a past psychiatric admission and thoughts of self-harm in the past year. Conclusion: Self-harm is common among homeless adults and linked to long-term and enduring social and mental health concerns.