Money worries linked to suicidal thoughts
Managing your money and budgeting can be difficult, and your mental health can suffer if you are dealing with money worries.
One in six people with money problems have had suicidal thoughts as a result.
Mental Health UK now estimates that four million people in the UK are at risk of mental health issues because they’re having financial difficulties.
People reported feeling stressed (65%), anxious (62%), angry (20%), isolated (23%) and depressed (44%) as a result of their money worries. People who have had money problems revealed that they drank more alcohol and smoked to deal with the stress.
If you’re struggling with money worries and need to talk, we have five counselling centres across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire offering affordable counselling.