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Young people in the UK “feel they have nothing to live for”

Posted by feww on January 2, 2014

The Loss of Will to Live

32 percent of long-term unemployed young people have contemplated suicide, 24 percent had self-harmed: Report

Up to three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, said a report.

Of the 2,161 long-term unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds interviewed, 281 were classified as Neet (not in employment, education or training) with 166 of the Neets being unemployed for more than six months.

Some 9% of all respondents agreed with the statement: “I have nothing to live for” and if 9% of all youngsters felt the same, it would equate to more than ¾ million young people feeling they had nothing to live for.

“Among those respondents classified as Neet, the percentage of those agreeing with the statement rose to 21%,” said the report.

About 40% of jobless young people had experienced symptoms of mental illness, including suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, and  feelings of self-hatred as a direct result of unemployment.

The long-term unemployed young people were more than twice as likely as their peers to have been prescribed anti-depressants, said the report.

More than 440,000 young people are facing long-term unemployment in the UK.

The report is posted here.


A Most Powerful Mechanism of Collapse:
The Loss of Will to Live

Posted by edro on November 4, 2008

The will to live is the ultimate human phenomenon maintained by a fine balance between the four interrelated elements:

  • Health of the environment
  • Physical and mental well being
  • Nature’s supplies and services
  • Societal vigor


As the demands on nature multiply,  the environment progressively deteriorates and civilization becomes increasingly dysfunctional, the balance exponentially declines and the future of human species, entirely by their own making, becomes rapidly bleaker.

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