How mental health of the unemployed individuals differs from the employed ones?
From my research, it is shown very clearly that mental health scores for unemployed individuals are almost always quite a bit higher than those of who are employed, unfortunately. It is also made clear that many people who are found to be obese are also unemployed and that many unemployed individuals smoke, which according to studies, makes it more difficult for them to find employment compared to those of who do not smoke and who are not obese. It is also evident that unemployment has many major effects on families due to their financial difficulties and the attitudes at home, the upbringing of children can be extremely affected due to the parents taking the stress out on their children and having a constant negative attitude can transfer to the children. It’s not only families that unemployment puts a strain on, but it also affects relationships too. This essay hopes to show a good understanding and well-read knowledge of the effects that unemployment has on the physical and mental health and well being of many individuals. Luckily in more recent years, mental health has been more noticed and people feel much more encouraged to come forward if they are experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and to speak out about their issues to raise awareness because as it is coming to the surface now, it is clearly shown that many people experience the same issues on a daily basis.