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One In Three Unemployed Young People Have Considered Committing Suicide

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The Prince’s Trust will today release a shocking report which shows that a third of Britain’s young unemployed people have considered committing suicide.

According to the Daily Mirror the report will show that one in three have considered ending their lives due to long-term unemployment, whilst 24% have self-harmed.

The report will also show that young people who are out of work are twice as likely to be suffering from anxiety and/or depression as well as panic attacks and self-loathing.

The Charity is calling on both the government and employers to take immediate action to put an end to the feeling of hopelessness felt by so many young unemployed people as well as providing additional support to help them into work.

Chief Executive of the Prince’s Trust Martina Milburn told the Daily Mirror:

“Thousands of young people wake up every day believing that life isn’t worth living, after struggling for years in the dole queue.

“They urgently need our help. If we fail to act, there is a real danger that these young people will become hopeless, as well as jobless.”

If you are affected by the issues raised in this article and require support, please contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit their website.

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