Though 2014 taxes are not due until April, January is widely considered the commencement of tax season. It is the time that many people begin yearly budgets, set money aside and pay close attention to their finances. For women recovering from mental health issues, special help may be necessary to manage finances that have been shocked by mental illness.
Often, women with bipolar disorder, depression or substance abuse issues may treat spending as an escape. Women may hoard or regularly splurge on unnecessary items, and may even develop a shopping addiction. These addictive behaviors only temporarily fill an emotional void, but wreck a woman’s financial stability and threaten her mental health. If a woman is unprepared, the arrival of tax-season may become overwhelming and compromise her healing and recovery journey.
Brookhaven Retreat believes that when women with a secure financial plan in place can focus on constructing mental health without unnecessary burdens. By weaving a network of therapeutic and educational techniques together, women build a stable emotional and financial environment that allows them to better manage other aspects of their lives and establish stable, healthy habits that also contribute to long-term success.
By integrating money management into its treatment program, Brookhaven Retreat helps women to rebuild their financial lives without compromising emotional wellness. By learning to manage their finances, women secure one aspect of long-term wellness and can face tax season with confidence.