Thursday, July 24, 2008
Economy good for shrinks
…HA sometimes gets so freaky over this weird economy and creepy election, she feels like she needs to lie down—on a couch. At night, she counts dollar bills jumping over a fence every time the air conditioner cuts on.
…Marilyn Elias, USA Today, says Americans’ mental health is indeed suffering right now.
…Demands to see a therapist are up 20%.
…Hair-trigger tempers, spousal abuse, insomnia, petty ailments abound.
…People want to retire and now can’t. A third of those who do seek therapy cite the economy as the reason.
…Experts advise setting aside a time to worry…but this can be easier said than done.
…And to HA, the problem is, will a new president solve anything? Or will we worrying about how that didn’t solve anything?
…What do you think, readers? Should we take a gallon of Prozac and hope for the best?
…Or just cowboy up and take ‘er one day, or half day, at a time.
…(You knew HA would never let you take that Prozac, right?)
…HA recommends escape. She personally likes books on CD (see http://chandlerazoo.blogspot.com for some reviews and recommendations). They can zip you right into another world.
…And sometimes put you to sleep, too.