Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We Better Take This Financial Stress "Thing" Seriously
Ok- so I am already hearing from people that we are going overboard on the "stress thing" related to the financial crisis.... Well, here is a deadly example of what is happening. A man in an upscale community in Los Angeles killed his family and then himself over financial struggles that had been growing for several months. Click here to read the article. We know that both depression rates and domestic violence rates rise during economic recessions. We know that finances are repeatedly reported as one of the most stressful life issues. So put two and two together- we ARE going to see increases in depression and domestic violence. We are going to see more suicides. Mental health services during times like this are not a luxury, they are a necessity. Fortunately across the country there are free mental health services. It may sound cliche but if you or someone you know is struggling, reach out and get help. You can't deal with the financial crisis if you can't deal with life.