According the United States Department of Health and Human Services, here are some warning signs that your financial problems may be adversely affecting your emotional or mental well being:
- Persistent Sadness/Crying
- Excessive Anxiety
- Lack of Sleep/Constant Fatigue
- Excessive Irritability/Anger
- Increased drinking
- Illicit drug use, including misuse of medications
- Difficulty paying attention or staying focused
- Apathy - not caring about things that are usually important to you
- Not being able to function as well at work, school or home
They also offer some coping techniques for you to try to get through stressful periods.
And if you need additional help, don't be afraid to seek it. Talk to your physician, a mental health provider, community mental health center, spiritual leader, school counselor, etc. These people can help you get through the rough times.
If you are in need of immediate help, seek your nearest emergency room or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
*Information on WhereToFindCare.com is for informational purposes only. Always seek medical advice from your physician. In cases of emergency, seek care from an emergency health care provider.