Uncle Sam: Psychiatrist

How’s the recession treating you? Stressed? Suicidal? Health at risk? No problem your government has the answers … online!The Department of Health and Human Services has a new online guide called “Getting Through Tough Economic Times.” Here are some samples from the website:Possible Health RisksEconomic turmoil (e.g., increased unemployment, foreclosures, loss of investments and other financial distress) can result in a whole host of negative health effects - both physical and mental. It can be particularly devastating to your emotional and mental well-being. Although each of us is affected differently by economic troubles, these problems can add tremendous stress, which in turn can substantially increase the risk for developing such problems as:    Depression    Anxiety    Compulsive Behaviors (over-eating, excessive gambling, spending, etc.)    Substance AbuseWarning SignsIt is important to be...(Read Full Post)