With so many changes in the economy lately, and no end in sight to the damage done by the recession, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health groups have called on increased awareness of mental health issues.

Worldwide, there is a definite link between depression and unemployment, and between economic downturn and mental health decline. Bearing this in mind, it’s very important we all stay alert and understand that many people will struggle as financial problems continue.

If you know someone who seems depressed after facing job instability or unemployment, it’s important to encourage him or her to seek help. There are a number of low-cost options nationwide. In Memphis, the Church Health Center might be a good start.

Counseling can help people struggling with unemployment to understand why they’re feeling the way they do and how to overcome it. It can help you cope with the instability that is so common out there right now and remind you that you’re not alone.

It breaks my heart that so many people feel hopeless right now, especially as my staff works to make financial burdens a little easier to bear.

Bankruptcy isn’t always the best option for everyone, but it might be a good solution if you find yourself unable to pay your bills, depressed about what might happen if you stay on this path.

Contact me today if that’s the situation you’re in. We can discuss your situation with you, and the conversation is absolutely free.