The link between mental and financial health are more connected than some may realize. Growing evidence reveals that financial strains and worries play significant roles in mental health.
How often do you worry about money? Financial anxiety can follow you everywhere in your everyday life, but not all financial struggles are equal. For one person, it may mean cutting costs on material items, like clothes, while for another, it may mean relying on a food pantry or a second job to cover household bills. Money worries can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. They may even present themselves as physical symptoms including headaches, loss of appetite or not being able to sleep.
When you’re working hard to pay off your debts, stress can weigh on you. The day-to-day stress of managing your finances and other responsibilities can have serious health consequences.
September is Self-Improvement Awareness Month, a perfect time to remind students (and everyone else) that the responsibility for personal growth requires ongoing focus and commitment.
Most adults are busy in their everyday lives! Add to that financial stress and it's enough to set some people over the edge. The holidays can make this problem even worse.
According to Breastcancer.org, as many as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point during her life. If not caught early and treated effectively, breast cancer can be fatal. For this reason, it is important to raise awareness of the risks of breast cancer, as well as the steps women can take to protect themselves.
In the past, the topic of mental health was plagued by stigma that made it difficult to discuss. Fortunately, this stigma is now disappearing, and open discussions of mental health are becoming much more frequent.
September means different things to different people, but for many, it is a time to get serious. Carefree summer days are ending, and it is time to buckle down and get serious. Kids are back in school, and often that means parents give themselves a bit of permission to work on themselves. Even people who aren't actively raising kids, may see autumn as a more diligent season.
July 12 is National Simplicity Day—a holiday that few people have heard of but that many people could benefit from celebrating. With a better understanding of the idea behind this holiday and how its principles can improve your own lifestyle and finances, perhaps you can make some changes to begin living a more simplified and stress-free life.
June is not only the month in which we observe Father’s Day festivities across the country. It is also a month that has been set aside as Men’s Health Month. What better way is there to celebrate Dear Old Dad than by working to help him take care of his health.