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A Guide to Getting Through Tough Economic Times


This guide provides practical advice for individuals on how to deal with the effects financial difficulties can have on their physical and mental health.

It covers:
  • Possible health risks
  • Warning signs
  • Managing stress
  • Getting help
  • Suicide warning signs
  • Other steps they can take
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Department of Labor; Department of the Treasury; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Funding Sources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

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  • Release Date: 03/2009
  • Original Summary: 09/2009
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Last updated: February 17, 2010.