Sunday, October 12, 2008

Economy is a 'Mental Health Disaster'

Photo: Ivar van Bussel
As the financial crisis has gone global, we’re seeing more data emerge from other countries about its deleterious effects to mental health.
Last week, the British organization Rethink called for action to prevent a “mental health disaster” as reported by the BBC. Their announcement came as they released their survey of 2,000 Britons who reported that losing their home would be the most cataclysmic psychological event for them. In fact, losing one’s home ranked above losing one’s job.
It would seem that the US and Britain, as well as much of the Western world, are woefully unprepared to manage the onslaught of health problems borne of the global economic collapse. Perhaps the world is awaiting new hope to emerge from our upcoming presidential elections.Sphere: Related Content

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