Brookhaven Retreat’s new Saturday program will teach women valuable skills to build a life beyond mental health or substance abuse issues. In September, Brookhaven Retreat finalizes the schedule for its new money management classes.
Women with mood disorders, anxiety and substance addiction often face devastating financial issues. Isolation, bipolar disorder or shopping addictions can leave a woman’s credit and finances in ruin. Despite their importance for successful functioning in everyday life, financial management skills are not often taught to women in mental health recovery. Brookhaven Retreat plans to change this through its Saturday life skills classes.
Successful money management is associated with greater recovery rates and better quality of life. Learning to budget properly and deal with finances is a crucial part of successful recovery from mental health issues. Brookhaven Retreat’s 12-week money management will teach women to manage taxes, loans, savings and other financial issues critical to long-term emotional wellness. Women will practice overseeing monthly bills, expenses, shopping habits and household budgets. Learning to work with accountants and create reasonable budget plans helps women secure an important aspect of wellness.
Brookhaven Retreat weaves a network of therapeutic and educational activities together to help women build a stable emotional and financial future. Women who better manage money better manage other aspects of their lives. With a secure financial plan in place, women establish the stable, healthy habits that contribute to long-term wellness.