Do you know what is the main reason why 800,000 people every year can commit suicide? The answer is “money,” according to a recent study.
Bankruptcy may cause you to commit suicide
Not only that, the study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, stated that every dollar (the equivalent of 16 pounds) raises the minimum wage, representing a decrease of between 3.4% to 5.9% of suicide rates among young people, which means saving Nearly 1060 people commit suicide annually according to the American “theladders” website.
The study, in the United States, attributed the low salary to social and health care policies, as well as the lack of access to adequate health service.
The study relied on monthly data collected from the 50 states between 1990 and 2015, through unemployment analysis and suicide statistics that occurred during the 25 years, and researchers were able to predict a number of different results in the presence of different financial and economic scenarios.
Low salary causes physical illness
And it does not stop at mental and mental health only, but it also extends to physical health.
According to another study conducted by the credit company Credit Scissors, 82% of people who suffer from “debt” financial hardship feel tired and stressed, and 40% feel shame, while 25% of the respondents said that they cried for long hours because of their financial situation.
Amy Darmus, a psychotherapist, says that stress that occurs as a result of a worsening financial situation leads to physical consequences and pain, and also negatively affects the immune system, which makes a person more vulnerable to diseases.
Thus, lack of money may lead to poor blood supply to the brain, and cause headaches, stomach and colon pain.