The New York Times reports that stress may be killing Americans, particurally those who are unemployed or underemployed. In other words this recession could be deadly. In a related story they report on the emotional impact of joblessness; the loss of income was just the beginning of the trauma. Large portions of the unemployed talked about feeling ashamed and depressed, and full of fear that they won't be able to hold their place on the economic ladder. NPR features the author of both stories, Micael Luo, about his experiences and his observations on today's "Tell Me More."
First published December 16, 2009