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Are financial problems affecting your mental health?

If you've run into tough times regarding finances, you might find yourself mulling over possible solutions in your mind all the time. Sometimes, money problems feel more permanent than they actually are depending on what type of support resources are available in a particular situation. If you've also been feeling tired, sad or nervous a lot, it may well be that your financial crisis is taking a toll on your mental health.

Both problems are likely resolvable if you know where support is available here in Iowa. Neither issue is something you want to let linger too long because each has a way of snowballing into a much worse problem if left unaddressed for an extended period of time. For instance, if you take a pay cut at work and don't decrease your spending habits, you may wind up in a serious financial crisis, which might make you feel depressed.

Recognizing symptoms of depression

It can be challenging to differentiate between typical, fluctuating emotions according to your ever-changing circumstances in life and an issue that warrants immediate medical attention. The following list includes signs of clinical depression that definitely signal a reason for visiting a mental health office:

  • Are you chronically fatigued or weak?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Are you sleeping all the time without wanting to wake up at all during the day or night?
  • Have you experienced feelings of self-harm or thoughts of suicide?
  • Do you feel weepy or sad often?
  • Are you easily irritated or driven toward anger?

These are common symptoms of depression. Those who are licensed and experienced at addressing such matters can help you determine the best course of action to promote healing and overall well-being.

One thing leads to another

Many people get more and more depressed the worse off they become financially. If you find your mental health and financial situation coinciding a lot, it may be a sign that your money problems are the source of your mental distress. It does not have to mean, however, that you will never find viable solutions to your problems.

It can be tricky because seeking mental health treatment costs money, which can cause additional financial problems, which can exacerbate mental illness symptoms. To find balance between spending money, finding debt relief solutions and getting things back on track in your life, you can research what types of support is available.

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