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The mental load of life in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Erica Grant’s home in a Downtown Eastside SRO hotel has many things you’d typically associate with a grandmother’s home: photos of her grandkids, knick-knacks, even doilies on the coffee table.

But Grant, 57, also has naloxone kits, a stash of clean needles, and a struggle with mental illness, homelessness, and addiction to crack cocaine.

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