New Year’s resolutions often relate to losing weight, shedding bad habits or spending time with family. But there is a more lasting resolution that can be made: resolving the financial issues that may hinder emotional recovery helps build a strong and lasting foundation for continued mental wellness.
Women with mood disorders, anxiety and substance addiction may face complex financial issues. The National Health Interview Survey reported that individuals with mental health issues have higher unemployment rates than those without, regardless of education level, adding another layer of financial difficulty. Additionally, women with mental health issues are often unable or unwilling to pay attention to their finances. Addictions or depression may cause women to avoid financial matters entirely, which in turn can negatively impact mental health.
It is important for women to have a plan to protect themselves and their future from financial difficulty so that the healing process can continue as safely as possible. With a secure financial plan in place, women can focus on constructing a healthy life without unnecessary burdens.
Facing problems is the first step to financial security. Mood disorders, anxiety and substance addiction create unique financial issues that may require specialized treatment. Women in treatment should also learn to manage taxes, loans, savings and other financial issues critical to long-term wellness.
A combination of therapies best helps women build the emotional control required so that emotions do not affect financial wellness and vice versa. Brookhaven Retreat weaves a network of therapeutic and educational techniques together to help women build a stable financial and emotional environment that will facilitate long-term wellness.