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Results: Has being in debt caused you stress and anxiety?


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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 8th May 15, 10:26 AM
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    Former MSE Andrea
    Debt and Mental Health - How have your debts affected you?
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    • 8th May 15, 10:26 AM
    Debt and Mental Health - How have your debts affected you? 8th May 15 at 10:26 AM
    Hi everyone,

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 next week (11-17 May), we’re supporting Stepchange Debt Charity and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in highlighting how debt can play a large part in mental health issues.

    We have a free Mental Health and Debt guide available for anyone to download so if you're struggling please do take a look!

    Has being in debt caused you stress and anxiety?

    We're launching a poll to see how many of you have had mental health issues. We've kept responses private so other forum users won't see who's voted in the poll. If you'd like to reply below and discuss that would be great but don't feel you have to.

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    • jjhdee
    • By jjhdee 15th Apr 19, 4:12 AM
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    My advice is to always pay off your credit cards in full each month, this way you are deemed more trustworthy by the banks/lenders.
    Originally posted by jeandenham66

    This has been my mistake early on, and thinking that my credit card is an extension of my money instead of a loan.
    • anthonyfielding
    • By anthonyfielding 16th Apr 19, 5:51 PM
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    How to Mental health
    How to Mental health It is well to be sane and have liability than go crazy and at kill manually and have no debt.
    • 3011gillian
    • By 3011gillian 17th Apr 19, 7:15 PM
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    Struggling a lot at the moment. After years of bad decisions (i was brought up in a very poor family so having a full time job and my own income felt great!), plus redundancies/maternity leave and a lack of options for flexible working resulting in a massive income drop. We found ourselves in a dmp. We’ve paid about half off but recently begun the CCA process which I’m not feeling the benefit of yet, I find it stressful not hearing from creditors and find myself waiting for the postman each day.
    Hubby was yet again made redundant (well jumped ship when salaries weren’t paid at Xmas) and although he got a new job he’s really not enjoying it and it doesn’t fit very well with childcare/work life balance and his overall happiness.
    We’re talking about him finding a new job, me finding a new job (to help financially) or giving up one of my current jobs (to ease the childcare issue), plus this constant pressure to save for a house-were almost 40 so the figure are getting worse for mortgages and working until we drop.
    It’s all a bit much to think about in one go!
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