HOW TO BEAT STRESS

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFESTYLE - | La­toya New­man

LONG LEAVE CAN MAKE YOU SICK

Long-term un­em­ploy­ment can lead you down a slip­pery slope to men­tal dis­abil­ity and fur­ther health com­pli­ca­tions, says psy­chi­a­trist Dr Christof­fel Grob­ler.

Some of the facts:

● 50% of peo­ple out of work for eight weeks will not re­turn to work.

● About 85% of peo­ple out of work for 6 months or more will never re­turn to work on a sus­tained ba­sis

● The ef­fects can in­clude poverty, so­cial iso­la­tion, poor health and in­creased mor­tal­ity.

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