Poverty & Income Disparity

This page was last updated on December 19, 2019.


What is the relationship between poverty and mental health challenges?

The video below can be found on YouTube. In this half-hour episode of Mental Health Matters, Donita Diamata, the creator of the Money Basics curriculum, appears as a guest to discuss the topic of poverty and how it relates to mental health challenges.


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Can Savings Overcome Income Instability?
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Dismantling the Poverty Trap
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An Examination of Poverty by Gender, Ethnicity/Race, Age, and Marital Status
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A Framework for Understanding Poverty
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Glossary of Poverty Terms
Glossary of Poverty Terms.pdf
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Mental Health: Poverty, Ethnicity and Family Breakdown
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Poverty and Americans with Disabilities
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Poverty Fact Sheet: Implications for Infants and Toddlers
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Poverty Fact Sheet - March 2018
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Poverty Fact Sheet: Poor and in Poor Health
Poverty Fact Sheet Poor and In Poor Heal
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Poverty, Material Hardship, and Mental Health
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Unaffordable America: Poverty, Housing, and Eviction
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Unemployment and Poverty
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Facts on Hunger and Poverty in the US
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