My Way Home (Video)

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

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Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


My Way Home is an anti-stigma public service announcement video about homelessness among Veterans. A major goal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and specifically, the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is to eliminate Veteran homelessness by 2015. Work conducted by Center Investigator Stephanie Rodrigues, Ph.D., has helped to shed light on several common stigmas associated with homelessness among Veterans. Co-developed by Ramsey D. Yount of 2600 Productions, Dr. Rodrigues, and recent high school graduate Michelle Ziedonis, My Way Home reflects Michelle's commitment to reducing the stigma surrounding homeless Veterans within her peer group. The video focuses on the story of a former homeless Veteran who agreed to share her experiences in the hope of disproving several myths associated with homelessness among Veterans.


Veterans, Veterans health, Homelessness, Mental health services


Rodrigues, S. (Producer/Writer), Yount, R. D. (Producer/Writer), & Ziedonis M. (Writer). (2012). My way home. [Anti-stigma public service announcement]. Available from http://endveteranhomelessness.org/my-way-home.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychiatry Publications