A recent study on mental health done by the consultancy knowledge development determined it Only 1 in 10 people feel inspired by year-end parties. For this reason, at Ciudadano ADN we spoke with Jorge Fuentes, psychologist and director “Pranavida”.
“The history of our country in recent years has been wrought with social crisis, then it confronts us with pandemics and finally This is starting to create quite a serious mental health crisis in Chile”, Started off as an expert.
In line with the above, psychologist Jorge Fuentes states that “We are a country with high rates of psychiatric disorders.”
Effects of the Economy on Mental Health
“We are in the top ten in mental health problems… Add all this up and finally with the economic uncertainty, We feel that it appears necessary to rein in the expenditure.” At the end of the year raised the director of “Pranavida” in a conversation with Ciudadano ADN about the indifference to the parties.
sources said “The economic crisis is showing us the difficulties that inflation is presenting.”
“People don’t spend and ultimately it makes this party where we are further restricting the expenditure. and focus on sharing and other variables that were not considered as much in parties”. he pointed.
Financial anxiety and a self-fulfilling prophecy
On the other hand, the psychologist of “Pranavida” said that there are different variables regarding this issue which are “quite objective”.
“We feel that prices are rising and it scares us. There are layoffs, people who are close to us have been laid off. Then the economic scenario is changing”, Consulted a mental health specialist regarding depression at the end of the year.
“It creates fear and sometimes we find it creates reality as well. There are economists who talk about this, about the ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’, Added.
Faced with the above problem, the psychologist remarked that “when one is influenced by that external variable, Sometimes he takes decisions which may be wrong”.
“When there are restrictions, you have to move even more … We should not hold back in action”, he advised.