Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Prince's Trust survey of mental health

A survey of 2,004 16-25-year-olds by the Prince's Trust has found that 12% of them said that life was meaningless, while 14% thought that 'life has no purpose.' One in five felt like crying 'often' or 'always' and nearly half (47%) felt regularly stressed. 27% claimed to be 'down' or 'depressed' and this figure rose to 37% among those not in employment, education or training. Reasons for unhappiness included feeling no sense of community, not feeling safe to walk around at night and not having anything to do. However, over 70% of those surveyed said they felt happy with life.

You can download the full text of the Prince's Trust report at

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