Sons of Anxiety's Podcast

The Cost of Living Crisis and the effects it can have on our mental health

October 30, 2022 Sons of Anxiety Season 1 Episode 8
Sons of Anxiety's Podcast
The Cost of Living Crisis and the effects it can have on our mental health
Show Notes

The Sons of Anxiety are a group of friends who have all experienced mental health personally.  how it can affect those whom you love and those close to you, There’s one key message from us at S.O.A and that’s our desire to increase the visibility of common mental health conditions. 
That aim is fuelled by the many people we know who have been adversely affected by anxiety, stress, BPD, addiction, and suicidal thoughts.

But let's get back to what we were talking about. In this week's episode, we are talking about the cost of living crisis.

So covid causing an issue. 
The cost of living's gone through the roof, energy crisis. 
We've got a war going on in Europe. 
The world is teetering on the edge of something that we probably haven't experienced since World War ii. Mm.
Everybody is suffering. You know, 
I'm not saying we're going back to ration books and powdered eggs and stuff like that, but it could happen.

It could happen. And back then nobody was talking about mental health, you know, because people were putting tape on their windows and worried that, they were gonna get bombed. 
They didn't know what was going on. 

There's still that kind of stigma there that, you know, Even with certain strangers,, people that I've met over the last couple of days where I've been up in Bristol , and having a conversation, even when I say, Oh, you know, we run a mental health group and we run various different Support groups, voluntary.

There's still that sort of element of people go, uh, yeah. Um, yeah, it's a much-needed thing, but they still don't know how to talk about it freely. No.
There's still that sort of stigma attached to it in a sense, like where it's uncomfortable for some people to talk about it, but they probably haven't realized yet that they're suffering because if they're worried about,

Where the next food bill's going to come from or how they're going to pay their mortgage, How they're going this. 
That's gonna cause major anxiety. 
And that's gonna affect your mental health. Yeah. I know exactly what that's like firsthand. Like literally a couple of weeks ago, we were scratching for pennies and trying to, buy a tin of beans to put food on the table.

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