Monday, August 24, 2009

Foreclosures and Your Mental Health

Affects of Foreclosures on HealthMore news on how the bad economy is hurting your health.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine questioned 250 homeowners going through foreclosure in Philadelphia and found that 47 percent showed symptoms of depression, with 37 percent exhibiting signs of major depression.

More health facts from the study:
Borrowers facing foreclosure were more likely to forgo filling prescriptions and nearly 60 percent reported that they had skipped or delayed meals.

And unfortunately, these numbers may get worse. Nearly 2 million homeowners are expected to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, according to some economists.

Other links of interest
Free/Low Cost Clinics
Community Mental Health Centers
Mental Health Providers

Source: Miami Herald

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