This study explored the structural forces shaping the health of mothers with mental illness experiencing homelessness, as well as their individual acts to overcome existing barriers. The findings indicated that:
- •Mothers experienced discrimination based on their homelessness status, mental illness, income source and/or motherhood status in their attempts to seek housing and obtain employment.
- • Mothers felt ‘stuck’ in a never-ending cycle. However, they demonstrated great resilience, strength and perseverance despite facing incredible hardships.
- • Nurses are in unique positions to advocate for this group, but must first recognize and become aware of the extensive structural barriers faced by these women.