Category Archives: Mental Health
- Debt Related PTSD and Financial PTSD Quietly Hurts Many
We commonly think that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is something that only combat troops face. It’s thought of as an effect only of war. But that’s not the whole story. Through news reports and media coverage we are also aware of the ripples and problems PTSD can create in the lives of many brave military [...]
- The Debt Confessional – Share Your Debt Secrets. Let The Stress Melt Away.
“I felt such an immediate relief after entering my confession online, it surprised me how I felt afterwards. For some reason since I entered my confession here I finally came to terms with my situation and now feel prepared to move forward to resolve it. Thank you.” – Betty Financial problems bring great shame and [...]
- What I Learned From Being In Debt
The following guest post was contributed by Margaret Keely who is a writer, educator and continues giving inspiration and guidance to her students during nursing classes as part of their quality nursing education. If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Being in debt makes you feel ashamed, guilty and stupid. It [...]
- Debt With Dignity. Debt, the Modern Day Leprosy.
In all sorts of corners of life we now assume that it is wrong to not treat others well. For example, in the U.S. we no longer have separate entrances based on the color of your skin. Buildings make allowances for physical limitations and a recent news story said that more people have developed a [...]
- Money and Stress: How to Keep Your Money Worries From Killing You
A recent study at Ohio State University found that people with financial problems, in particular credit card debt, suffered from more emotional problems than those who didn’t have money-related stress. When you stop and think about it, it really is not surprising that cash, or the lack of it, so greatly affects our emotions. Money [...]
- Money Problems Lead to Poor Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey recently among different ethnic groups to study a number of sleep related issues. Of particular interest to me were the survey results about money troubles and sleep problems. I remember from my debt problem days how I never could seem to sleep well. I was always worrying about [...]
- I Can’t Sleep. I’m So Stressed About My Debt.
I don’t know why but tonight after two hours of sleep, I was wide awake. My solution was to head up to the guest room and watch some television in hopes I would fall back to sleep. No such luck. As I laid there watching the overnight infomercials on the little television I could not [...]
- Survey Finds Debt Equals Depression For Many: Women at risk to suffer with financial depression
This is a previous study that I participated in but it is still relevant and important to understand the relationship between debt and depression. Nearly half of the people who have problems with debt are experiencing symptoms of depression, according to a survey by Myvesta, a nonprofit financial crisis center. The survey found that 49.3 [...]
- Is Your Lover an Oniomaniac and Likes to Perform Oniomania With You in Public?
I think most of us are aware of the normal sexual dysfunctions like Nymphomania, the “Sex Buddy” Syndrome, Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome and now we have condition that you need to watch out for, oniomania. By now I’ve got your attention but I’ll have to let you down easy, oniomania isn’t a sexual dysfunction, it’s [...]
- Budgeting in Tough Times Increases Emotional Pain During Money Troubles
I was listening to the radio today and heard a very interesting story. Listen below. The story appears at the point with six minutes left in the show. Listen to The Symbolic Power of Money It mentioned a recent study “The Symbolic Power of Money: Reminders of Money Alter Social Distress and Physical Pain” People [...]
- The Emotional Toll of Financial Problems
A nice article from Fort-Myers, Florida, that has been especially hard hit by the economic problems facing us, highlights the emotional toll that bankruptcy can take on people. As the article points out, those that are facing financial problems today are facing failure for the first time in their adult life. Dealing with the feelings [...]
- Debt is Dragging Even Me Down, Mentally.
Right now it is a beautiful North Carolina day with the sun shinning over a blue sky, birds singing and a gentle breeze is blowing. In some respects it is a tremendous day worth living. But I’ve got to be honest, I’m trying to get in the mood to dive into the never ending requests [...]
- SO THIS IS HOW IT FEELS TO BE IN DEBT!
An old friend of mine let me know recently that he had been struggling with some financial problems. While debt issues are not something that you often share with just anyone, my friend trusted me enough to open up to me for advice and a friendly shoulder to lean on. My friend, to be anonymously [...]
- Job Loss Leads Family to Death. All Killed by Parent
Senseless. So senseless. I know that job loss and financial worries can seem hopeless, but they aren’t. They certainly are not so desperate that murder and suicide are the best way out. Sadly, this isn’t the first time this has happened and it won’t be the last. Embedded video from CNN Video Embedded video from [...]
- Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage of Free Beauty Around You.
Don’t let your debt consumer your life, certainly a nice thing to say but it is important for you to try to make it a reality. You see terrible debt and its consequences is nothing more than one component of your life at this moment. Debt should not define you, or limit you from still [...]