The Real Deal Miami

Foreclosures affect mental health

June 27, 2008 04:08PM

Foreclosures in Miami have not only resulted in the loss of millions of
dollars and homes, but the mental health of residents. In the 12 months
ending in June, counselors available through the Switchboard of Miami
had 9,525 complaints from people with housing problems, 4,600 of which
requested emergency shelter after being evicted from their homes. There
were 400 callers with housing problems who needed psychological help,
suffering from depression, anxiety, drug dependency or suicidal
behavior.