Financial Melancholia: Mental Health and Indebtedness

The rise of mental health problems cannot be understood in narrowly medical terms, an economy driven by debt (and prone to problem debt at the level of households) will have a predisposition towards rising rates of depression. This research looks beyond the statistics to understand how individuals describe the experience of being deeply in debt and the related health and social problems. More
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About Johnna Montgomerie

Dr. Johnna Montgomerie, Lecturer in Economics, Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), Goldsmiths, University of London. She has published widely on financialisation and household debt, she is the lead author of The Politics of Indebtedness: A Public Interest Report and principle investigator for the ESRC Knowledge Exchange ‘Crafting an Alternative Politics of Debt’ and ESRC Seminar Series ‘From Recovery to Discovery’ her latest articles are “Round the Houses: Homeownership the failures of asset-based welfare in the UK” and “America’s Debt Safety-net”.

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