Thursday, March 12, 2009

News Talk Online March 12, 2009: Psychological, Spiritial Impact Of Recession

The economic downturn is taking a toll on people, psychologically and spiritually.

We see incidents of domestic violence including murder suicides in the news everyday. Road rage seemingly is more commonplace as well.

It can be a loss of a job, a decrease in income or just the fear of losing a job that contribute to feelings of despair.

I can tell you from my own observations about family members and friends who have been angrily challenged by other motorists for driving the speed limit - too slow for them I guess - or for changing lanes without signaling.

I also know of people who are turning to alcohol and drugs as never before. And one person who recently swallowed a handful of pills and had to get them pumped out at the ER.

Joining us now on News Talk Online on to talk about the psychological and spiritual implications of the economic recession are Dr Elliot Wineburg, a psychiatrist at New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and Michael Brown, senior minister at Marble Collegiate Church, also in New York City.

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