NOTE: This is a part of a new series of articles about money and stress, which has been a big concern for readers here. For more help on the subject of bringing more money into your life, using the Law of Attraction and EFT, read 10-Day Money Makeover.
When you turn on the television, you can’t help but hear about the problems with the economy. Almost every day the job outlook gets worse and you find out about companies laying off employees. In addition, some companies are completely going under because of insurmountable debt.
These feelings of instability can lead the average person feeling very out of control and very helpless. You may not know where you’re going to find your next source of income. And even if you have a job, you may be biting your fingernails waiting for the next round of layoffs to begin.
You may feel like you need to find a way to handle stress. Unfortunately, many people use unhealthy coping mechanisms to handle stress. You need to look for ways you can improve your health and reduce stress. Fortunately, there are many places you can seek the help that you need.
If you have health insurance, you may want to talk to your doctor about mental health counseling and even anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication to help you get through this tough time. However, if you’re having financial struggles, healthcare may not be as affordable as you’d like.
Fortunately, there are many community resources to help you get the stress therapy that you need. You can check with your local county hospital. County hospitals receive public funding and often will provide all kinds of healthcare services free or at a very low cost. In addition, there are also programs with your local MHMR office. This office is designed to help improve mental health of its citizens.
You may also want to check with nonprofit organizations in your area that provide counseling and other mental health services. Many people benefit from one-on-one counseling and even from support groups for people dealing with the stressful economy.
Realize that you’re not alone. Many people are suffering from the stress that’s caused by economic uncertainty. Even if you haven’t lost your job, you may be so concerned about your financial situation that you have trouble getting through your daily responsibilities.
There’s help available for anyone who’s suffering from stress. You may simply need to learn a few skills or you may need to have more extensive treatment to help you deal with problems. Whatever the case, letting stress go without treatment can be a major mistake. High stress levels can lead to big health problems. Don’t wait to find stress therapy for your issues.