Brain injuries possible homelessness risk factor

Almost half of homeless men in Toronto have suffered traumatic brain injuries in the past, according to a recent study.

Researchers analysed data on more than 100 homeless men aged 27 to 81. Some 45% of participants experienced a traumatic brain injury in the past, with 87% injured before becoming homeless.

Lead researcher Jane Topolovec-Vranic said the findings indicate head injuries could be a risk factor for homelessness, challenging views that becoming homeless was a conscious choice.

Read more at University of Toronto