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‘I was so stressed about money, I didn’t want to get out of bed’


by Jennifer McShane
03rd Jun 2022

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The Irish aren’t known for their openness when it comes to talking about money, but with the cost of living skyrocketing after two years of a pandemic, more people are suffering with the symptoms of Financial Trauma. But what is Financial Trauma and how can you move forward from it? We ask a mental health expert and hear from one woman who has suffered from it.

There’s never a good time to talk about money – at least not openly. The Irish aren’t known for their openness when it comes to finances. But in Ireland in 2022, as with almost every country in the world, post-Covid, there’s no getting around the cost of living crisis on our shores. Almost everything is creeping up in price from rent to food to petrol and energy bills (which have sky-rocketed), and unfortunately, wages aren’t...

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