Leading homeless veterans back into mainstream of life

May 3, 2016
A team of researchers from UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior will determine whether formerly homeless veterans with brain-based deficits will succeed or fail at integrating back into the community. The team also plans to measure the effectiveness of a range of potential remedies.
A team of researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior will determine whether formerly homeless veterans with brain-based deficits will succeed or fail at integrating back into the community. The team also plans to measure the effectiveness of a range of potential remedies.

Many homeless veterans struggle to regain normalcy even after they are placed in homes. Though they are off the streets, many suffer from mental illnesses that make it difficult for them to reconnect with friends and family and adjust to mainstream life. Michael Green, a UCLA professor of psychiatry and researcher at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, has assembled a team of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to work together to identify obstacles that hold veterans back from living a mainstream life and strategies to overcome them.

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