US economic crisis damages mental health

This video from the USA is called Economic Collapse The Homeless Of Phoenix Arizona.

From The Morning Star daily in Britain:

People pay mental health price for crisis

Thursday 03 September 2009

by Our Foreign Desk

People in the US left unemployed by the financial crisis are struggling to cope with the mental stress caused by being jobless in a stagnant economy, US researchers have said.

Researchers at the John J Heldrich Centre for Workforce Development at Rutgers University said that the financial strain that comes with being out of work combined with the task of seeking a new job in a hostile environment had left many US citizens “traumatised.”

Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers professor and co-author of the study, said: “Psychologically, it’s a world of hurt out there for the jobless.”

Mr Zukin said that “significant numbers” of respondents had had trouble sleeping since losing their jobs, had strained relations with family members and increased alcohol and drug dependency.

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