Couchsurfers at greater risk of suicide and self-harm than those on street, study suggests

News | Apr 18, 2018

Young couchsurfers report having worse mental health and greater risk of suicide and self-harm than those sleeping on the streets, a study has found.

Preliminary results from a research project involving couchsurfers in Brisbane found they were twice as likely to describe their mental health as “poor” than those sleeping rough, and reported higher rates of suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviour.

Read the full story on The Guardian here. 

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