Survey Reveals Depressive Tendencies of Youth in Britain

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 7, 2009 at 12:26 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
Survey Reveals Depressive Tendencies of Youth in Britain
A recent survey conducted for the Prince Trust which solicited answers from 2000 subjects aged between 16 to 25 years in Britain, found that one among ten people did not have the zest for life. Most of them felt life was not worth living.

12% of the people surveyed felt life was not worth living, while 14% did not see a clear purpose for their life; 47% were too stressed while one out of five felt weepy and depressed.

People who felt really beaten were those who did not possess adequate education, did not possess training and were without a job.

Many other reasons were cited for feeling down under. Mainly a sense of insecurity seems to have gripped these youngsters who felt unsafe to walk alone at night. Not having anything to do made things worse for them.

56% of those surveyed attached great value to family relationships, while 53% sought friendships to make them happy. Nearly one-third thought that good emotional health was crucial for overall well-being.

Employment and money was a major contributor to happiness and the current recession has worsened the way people feel.

The Prince Trust has predicted that one out of five will develop some form of mental problem and may suffer low self esteem during their youth.

Source: Medindia

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