Mental health cases ‘rose in young’ after recession

Danielle says struggling to find work made her mental health issues worse

There’s been a big rise in the number of young people suffering from mental health problems since the recession, according to The Royal College of GPs.

It also says doctors are not being given the right training to help spot and deal with the problem.

GPs estimate that tens of thousands of 15 to 34-year-olds are suffering from depression, stress and anxiety.

They say that in the most serious cases, young people are self-harming and taking their own lives.

The Royal College of GPs says that some of the issues are on the increase because young people are struggling to cope with lack of money, jobs and opportunities.

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