Essay about Homelessness: Homelessness and Psychological Problems

Submitted By clarencek3
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Pages: 4

Today, the problem of homeless people is rather a pressing one, and, unfortunately, is widespread all over the world. The reasons can be quite different: it can be a high rent for the habitation, low salary, mental disability, the loss of all the members of the family etc. When people are in such a difficult situation, they need to live further somehow and they have no other way out than to live in a small carton and beg for some money. The governments of different countries started different social programs to deracinate the problem; however, there are no positive results yet. As for me, the problem of homelessness has become more pressing and the number of homeless people is still increasing. What should we do? Are there some ways of solving, and, if so, what are they, then?
Different researches, dealt with the causes of homelessness, gathered the personal information about people who have to live in the street. Though, analyzing that information, it is clear, that mostly, people lived in the poor districts, where there was a high percentage of unemployment, family violation, low education, drug abuse etc. All these factors can be taken into account as the primary ones. So, judging by this information we can say clearly, that a possible way of solution is to stop the process of becoming homeless at the very beginning of it. The government should primarily pay attention to such districts – it should organize the work of the social programs in the way, so that they can help people, who are on the verge of homelessness. What do I mean? First of all, there should be some social services, which should determine the financial and moral state of different families in the districts with a high percentage of risk of homelessness. Social workers should be close to such families, they can help them to solve some psychological problems connected with the child's education or with different kinds of parents’ abuse. Special attention should be paid on the part of the neighbors, police, spiritual leaders and the landlords, as such vulnerable families are seen better by those, who are in the nearest position to them.
Theoretically, it sounds great, but, unfortunately, people nowadays have lost their humanity qualities, they are interested only in their proper wellness and prosperity and they don’t care about the problems other people may face. This is not a good state of things, we forget about mutual help, compassion – we are led by the desire of great amount of money, and the problems of the others are of no matter for us. That is why such social programs of mutual help bring no result at all. There is a reverse of the coin – if there are people, who would like to help the others to solve at least their psychological problems, there is a possibility that families with such problems can just skip this help. It is natural, that when people are in a tight situation, they are not enthusiastic about discussing their problems with the others. The other way round – they become angry, aggressive, as if everyone who surrounds them is guilty of their poverty. Of course, when people become homeless, this is a real shock for them, especially when it happens unexpectedly (such variants can also happen, when there is an accident, in which almost all the members of the family die or people can just go to pieces…