When someone is forced from their home, whether by rising rent, eviction or a community that grows unaffordable, the consequences are tangible and life-changing. The Centers for Disease Control considers gentrification, defined as“the transformation of neighborhoods from low to high value,” to have several negative outcomes for the displaced. This includes dramatically longer commutes and decreased access to health services, if not homelessness.

But the mental health effects of displacement are often overlooked.

Article originally published at KCRW.com on Nov 6, 2017