Brookhaven Retreat Helps Women Begin a New Year of Financial Stability

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To ring in the new year, Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, helps women with resolutions to solve the financial issues hindering emotional recovery.

New Year’s resolutions often relate to losing weight or shedding bad habits. This year, Brookhaven Retreat urges the women in its recovery program to focus on building something good: financial stability that builds a strong foundation for continued emotional wellness after recovery.

Women with mood disorders, anxiety and substance addiction often face complex financial issues including debt, financial dependencies and lack of savings or investments. The National Health Interview Survey reported that individuals with mental health issues have higher unemployment rates than those without, regardless of education levels, adding another layer of financial difficulty.

Additionally, women with mental health issues are often unable or unwilling to pay attention to their finances. Addictions or depression may cause them to avoid financial matters entirely, which in turn can negatively impact mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that nearly one in five women experience a mental illness; it is important for women to have a plan to protect themselves and their future from financial difficulty so that emotional healing can continue as safely as possible. With a secure financial plan in place, women can focus on constructing mental health without unnecessary burdens.

Many women in mental health treatment wish to construct new lives of financial freedom. Brookhaven Retreat encourages women to face their problems as the first step to financial security. Mood disorders, anxiety and substance addiction create unique financial issues that may require specialized treatment. Women learn to manage taxes, loans, savings and other financial issues critical to long-term wellness.

A combination of therapies best helps women build the emotional regulation required so that emotions do not affect financial wellness and vice versa. Brookhaven Retreat encourages women to resolve financial issues in the new year, and weaves a network of therapeutic and educational techniques together to help women build a stable emotional and financial environment that will facilitate long-term mental wellness for many years to come.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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