This study examined the association between frequent residential mobility (i.e., residential transience) and mental illness, mental health service use, and unmet need for services. Data are from the 2010 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (n = ~ 229,600). Logistic regression models examined the relationship between proximal (past year) and distal (past 2-5 years) residential transience and past year any mental illness (AMI), serious mental illness (SMI), mental health service use among adults with mental illness, and unmet need for services. Adults with transience had greater odds of AMI and SMI than those without transience. Proximal and distal transience were unrelated to past year mental health service use among adults with mental illness, but the odds of unmet need for services were greater among adults with transience compared with those without, suggesting a level of unmet service need among those with transience.
Residential transience among adults
Prevalence, characteristics, and association with mental illness and mental health service use
Glasheen, C., Forman-Hoffman, V. L., Hedden, S., Ridenour, T. A., Wang, J., & Porter, J. D. (2019). Residential transience among adults: Prevalence, characteristics, and association with mental illness and mental health service use. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(5), 784-797. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00385-w