What are the pros of unemployment?
Some individuals may find that once they are let go from their job that they decide to take better care of their health, for example, making the time to exercise daily and eat more nutritious meals. Without realizing, many individuals allow themselves to fall into bad habits and risk taking care of their physical health, and in many cases, this leads to obesity and too often it also leads to heart attacks and strokes. According to Naidoo and Wills, Studies show that physical health responses have ranged from self-reported physical illness to mortality, especially suicide. When an individual is unemployed and in a bad mental state, it is easy for them to try push away those who are closest to them, which, unfortunately, in the long run, leads to loss of some friends and family which does not help with the person’s mental health. In saying that, it is also easy to forget about the impact that suicide will have on a person’s loved ones. According to various reports, suicide kills over 45,000 people worldwide per year. The effect of a loved one committing suicide can often lead to mental health issues for those of who were close to that individual, many people do not grieve well and will find it hard to accept the sudden death of someone so close to them. Through plenty of research, many of the physical and mental health issues associated with individuals due to unemployment are not significantly different to individuals who are employed. Studies show that even people who are working in well-payed jobs with financial and job security can be just as likely to engage in binge drinking and to pick up smoking. In the United States in 2009, unemployment rates were at the highest since the early 1980’s this reported that people that were unemployed for over a year had significantly worse mental health scores, while all unemployed were less likely to have access to health care coverage and were more likely to delay medical treatment due to cost compare to employed people or people who were voluntarily out of the workforce.