Coping with Challenges

Owing More and Feeling Worse

While we may consider the reasons we go into debt – from falling prey to strategic advertising that encourages us to buy now and pay later, and thinking we are in a better position to pay our bills than we are, to being taken advantage of by overzealous lenders, or failing to exert financial self-control – the result is the same: We are mired in debt.

The question is: Just how much does this affect our...

Coping with Challenges

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness


“Mental health and substance use disorders are prevalent and among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment,” said David Wegman, professor emeritus in the department of work environment at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

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