In a latest survey by the American Psychological Affiliation, 87% of individuals say most of their stress comes from the price of meals, gasoline, and lease, and Southwest Florida residents, particularly seniors , they inform WINK Information the identical factor.
The variety of individuals careworn about cash continues to rise. After a few 12 months of the pandemic, in February 2021, 57% of individuals reported being careworn about cash. In June of that 12 months, that quantity rose to 61%. The newest examine by the APA in February discovered that quantity rose as soon as once more, to 65%.
Seniors who spoke with WINK Information say that dwelling on a hard and fast revenue proper now’s arduous and actually stresses them out. They’re afraid of not having the cash to maintain up with the prices.
“I am caught and I do not know what to do with it going ahead, as a result of I moved right here,” mentioned Christopher Pierce, a Lee County resident. “For the final 5 years, I’ve lived on the yacht base and on my sailboat, I moved right here to dwell on my sailboat. Now the town needs to promote it, so now I see that my lease will double, or perhaps have to maneuver my boat someplace or promote it, which I will not be capable of do, as a result of all of the locations are full. And I bought $2 in raises this 12 months, however I nonetheless cannot pay my lease.”
Others say that what actually impacts their psychological well being is the necessity to spend way more time on the funds and the associated stress.
“It’s important to fear, you simply have to select and select,” mentioned Robert West Jr., a Fort Myers resident. “Since you have a look at the costs, the place it was once one worth, now 30 cents extra, 20 cents extra. So, you understand, you have a look at it and say, ‘I am unable to get this proper now, I’ve to seek out one thing cheaper.’ Should you do not, you will be broke.”
Officers who spoke to WINK Information at a psychological well being facility say they’re seeing extra individuals coming in, careworn about how they cannot survive as of late.