This week an article appeared in USA Today that highlighted the effects of the economy on our health. When times are tough, stress levels increase and many people experience depression.
Our partners have said that in times like these it’s easy to overlook your health—when you’re dealing with financial troubles, they are at the front of your mind. St. Louis is one of the areas hardest hit by the mortgage crisis, and to make matters worse the unemployment rate here is rising.
On our one-hour call-in show which aired January 27th, Carter Whitson, Project Director for the St. Louis Mental Health Board, was featured. Mr. Whitson believes seeking help is the key. With the economy the way it is, it’s easy to stop taking care of yourself, to let stress overwhelm you, and to fall into depression. As our community struggles through this financial crisis, resources are available.
For mental health support go to www.providentstl.org or call their crisis hotline at (314) 647-HELP (4357) or their toll-free number at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To see the USA Today article click on the picture below.