Money Trouble? 14 Depression-Fighting Tips

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Don't isolate yourself

Trying to hide a bad financial situation from others is the worst thing you can do, experts on money and mental health say.

"Don't allow yourself to become isolated by shame, which is very common," says Liza Gold, MD, a psychiatrist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

"Let other people in and let them know how difficult things are, and don't try to keep a stiff upper lip and bear it all yourself," she says. "It's not a burden that can be borne well in isolation."

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