There is still a stigma around homelessness. For years, people have assumed that those that live in the street are there by choice; if only they worked harder, drank less, didn't do drugs. The problem, however, is much more complex than superficial assumptions.
The Canadian web-based research library and information center, The Homeless Hub, found that mental illness can "impair a person’s ability to be resilient and resourceful; it can cloud thinking and impair judgment. For all these reasons, people with mental illness are at greater risk of becoming homeless." Those suffering from mental health issues tend to stay homeless longer, nonetheless, access to community services as well as supportive housing are key components in keeping those individuals off the streets.
The man was unable to keep a steady job and have a place to live, consequently, he wound up living on the streets of Palma de Mallorca in Spain.