Deteriorating mental health issues (addictions, depression, etc.) often impact a family's ability to work in stable jobs. Social support networks and medical help can assist families struggling with mental health issues to preserver through difficult times and make plans to help stabilize their future.
Sudden injury, illness, or loss of life can all threaten a family's economic situation. Being physically prevented from working because of illness or injury often requires a lengthy observation process, and tedious administrative procedure to be completed before alternative income or compensation can be provided to a family. During this time it is possible for families to experience very difficult economic situations.