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Boredom, Mental Health & Homelessness

Despite sounding like a trivial matter, research conducted with persons who experience homelessness indicates that boredom is a serious and unrelenting presence in their lives. This boredom often arises from inadequate opportunities to access meaningful activities, which are essential for psychosocial well-being. This research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focuses on examining and describing the experiences of profound boredom in the lives of persons who are unhoused, housed following homelessness, and who live in housing precarity. Click on the following buttons to learn more about how we are exploring this issue:

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