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Friday, 15 May 2015

Emotional toxicity of austerity eroding mental health, say 400 experts

The 400 signatories, from all corners of Britain, said the government’s welfare reforms have caused emotional and mental trauma to Britons – forcing families to relocate against their will and burdening disabled, ill and unemployed benefit claimants with an intimidating benefits regime.

On a broader level, they warned British society has been ruptured by a neoliberal dogma that has serious socio-economic impacts.

British society has been “thrown completely off balance by the emotional toxicity of neoliberal thinking” and the grueling effects of this ideology are  particularly visible in therapists’ consulting rooms, they said.

​Emotional toxicity of austerity eroding mental health, say 400 experts

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