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.

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