Unemployment Is an 'Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder'

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2011

The 13.9 million Americans who are unemployed are but numbers, but they summarize real people who suffer the agony of joblessness, which is often accompanied by growing feelings of worthlessness - and shame and guilt for the inability to provide adequately for themselves and for those who depend on them. There trauma is not 'post', it is ongoing, and they deal with the traumatic stress of hunger, eviction and poverty every day.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Unemployment, Poverty, Economy

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. Unemployment Is an 'Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder'. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15441


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