Depression, Money & Women


Depression, money and women

Debt and Unemployment Can Be One Of The Causes of Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in eight women will suffer from depression at some point during her life. Women are 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. The causes of depression can include the death of a loved one, an inability to find work, divorce, and of course debt.

Being in debt and unemployed can lead to depression. The numbers are against us. In August 2012, one in every 681 housing units in the U.S. received a foreclosure filing. Since the financial crisis in 2008 when 8.8 million jobs were lost, only about 3.8 million have been added back. With piling debt, mortgage rate adjustments, and growing credit card balances, many personal situations can seem dire. Some may even think about death or suicide. When you are depressed, you don’t think logically, and therefore you may find yourself thinking there is no way out.

While white women experience depression more often, black women experience a greater severity and persistence of depression. This could be due to both societal and biological factors. From a social aspect, black women are faced with stress related to racial discrimination, low socioeconomic status, and raising children alone. From a biological aspect, black women face high rates of health problems such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to Annelle Primmn, M.D., M.P.H. All of these factors can lead to depression. But because the Black community has a strong bias against mental health treatment, black women are less likely to seek help.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, thoughts of suicide, inability to eat or make decisions, or have a hopeless outlook on life or your current situation, then it may be time to seek out help for depression. Always check with your doctor to determine if you suffer from depression.

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Ms Anita Renee Johnson, a native of Oakdale, Louisiana, currently resides in Sacramento, California. Ms. Johnson is founder of AR Johnson & Associates “Money Wisdom for Women.” Established in 1998, her goal is to provide sound financial advice to her clients.This information is offered either in one-on-one consulting sessions, workshops, seminars or conferences. Through ARJ & Associates, Ms. Johnson and her team have counseled over two thousand businesses and individuals in personal and business finance. Their topics include: tax preparation and planning, estate planning, novel Big Girls Don’t Cry: Taking the Emotion Out of Finances, Money Wisdom for Small Businesses, pre-retirement for Federal Employees, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency, and Race to Retirement. You can tune into Money Wisdom for Women online radio every Tuesday, 1 p.m. PST at Ms. Johnson says, “My commitment is to inform and educate my clients so that they can make sound financial decisions.”

Anita Renee Johnson – who has written posts on CashNetUSA Blog.

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