Call to help 'hopeless' youngsters — (Liverpool Echo)

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Liverpool Echo

Jan 2, 2014

Jobless youngsters are facing “devastating” symptoms of mental illness, often self-harming or even contemplating suicide, new research has revealed.

A study for The Prince’s Trust found long-term unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds are twice as likely as their peers to have been prescribed anti-depressants, and believe they have nothing to live for.

More than 2,000 young people were surveyed, with 40% of those who were out of work saying they faced symptoms of mental illness.