Debt can have a significant effect on our mental well-being. When the constant pressure of financial obligations and the anxiety of meeting payments looms over our heads, it can have an impact on our stress level, sleep and mood. In this article, we’ll examine how debt affects us emotionally, influencing how we behave and how it makes us feel about ourselves. We’ll also connect the dots to what the strain of debt does to us physically. Once we have a better understanding of how it’s all connected, we can explore practical options and strategies that can be helpful to work on reducing and eliminating debt. Taking small steps forward can help us feel a sense of direction again, regain control, and reduce stress to find a better balance between our health and wealth.

Your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter: “The Psychology of Debt“.

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support, along with resources and counselling on debt and your health, register with Homewood Health™ Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

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