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While the majority of individuals who don’t have access to safe and secure housing are in their situations due to economic reasons, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness.

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Imagine trying to deal with a disease that can cause you to hear voices in your head, that disrupts your thinking and ability to function. That's what people with schizophrenia face on a daily basis. The mental illness afflicts more than 2 million adults in the United States.