If you find yourself worried about money, you are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 72% of Americans feel stressed about money at least some of the time. There is a common connection between financial stress and mental health. There are many financial stressors that people can be impacted by. Stressor such as, loss of a job, medical bills, unexpected expenses, debt, or even the daily cost of living with food and housing. No matter the cause, having financial stress can impact your mental health.
Financial stress can lead to increased risk of anxiety or depression. It can also cause insomnia, weight gain or loss, or the misuse of substances. It is important to take control of your financial stress, so it does not become overwhelming and lead to negative mental health impact. Reach out to friends, family, or your community for support if you are feeling impacted by financial stress. It is important to also continue self-care to have an overall healthier lifestyle that can benefit your mental health. If your financial stress becomes unmanageable, reach out for professional help.
Valeo’s Crisis Center is located at 400 SW Oakley Avenue. Valeo’s Crisis Center never closes, it is a walk-in emergency clinic with no appointment necessary. Valeo’s 24-Hour Crisis Line is 785-234-3300
If someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 connection to free, confidential support. Call or Text 988.