Support Groups Can Help During Tough Economic Times

self improvementYou would be hard pressed to find someone who is not experiencing some level of stress and anxiety because of the current world financial situation.

A number of support groups have begun which exist especially to help people with this particular type of stress.

Economic anxiety may emerge as feelings of despair, anxiety, and being overwhelmed. These feelings may affect your relationships or your job performance.

You may also find you have difficulty sleeping. Your appetite may have changed: you may find yourself less hungry than usual, or you find yourself making frequent, unhealthy choices.

You may have difficulty recognizing these symptoms in yourself; sometimes a talk with a trusted spouse or friend can help you recognize potential problems.

A number of support groups allow you to attend in anonymity. Most are available at no charge to you. It can be very helpful to be in a group setting as you attempt to address your feelings: it helps to know that others are experiencing the same concerns.

There are also a number of support groups established to help with specific needs that are related to the economy. For example, there are support groups for people who are out of work and looking for a job.

If you are attending a support group but your symptoms are not improving, or are worsening, consider one-on-one counseling.



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