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One of the many homeless persons on the streets of Port of Spain.

Story by Kaelanne Jordan,
Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org – Twitter: @kaelanne1

The question of how to care for a non-compliant loved one with a mental illness is “a very important question” as mental illness is one reason why family members abandon their loved ones on the streets “because they don’t know what else to do”.

This according to Mental Health Consultant Carl Ryan, while responding to a question during the Q&A segment of his presentation, ‘Mental Health and relationships in the home’ May 21. The talk was hosted by the St Charles Borromeo RC’s Ministry of Consolation.

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