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Report: Finances top mental health stresses

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bigstock-Portrait-of-a-senior-woman-hol-34202627Money woes can be a big source of division in relationships and families, but when behavioral health conditions are present, these issues can lead to additional stress making coping much more difficult. A recent report from the American Psychological Association found that money was the primary stress factor across the United States.

Finance and money difficulties can strike at any end of the socio-economic spectrum, but the research showed that parents with young children, young adults and families in low-income households were more likely to experience stress.

A significant amount of Americans are putting medical needs on hold because of financial concerns. Nearly 1 in 5 of those questioned in the survey said that money worries led them to either skipping or thinking about skipping going to the doctor when they needed care.

The therapeutic staff of COPE Behavioral Health are equipped to offer services that can assist in addressing stress factors and behavioral health conditions. Outpatient mental health services customized to both children and adults in group and individual sessions. Payment options include LaCHIP and private insurance. For more information about programs and treatment plans, email administration@COPEBehavioral.net or call our office at (225) 757-5699.


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