Young people with mental health problems say stigma has led them to give up

A quarter of young people with mental health problems say the stigma attached to their illness has made them want to “give up on life”, according to a survey by the Time to Change campaign.Depressed young manYoung people said they face stigma from family and friends. The research, which questioned more than 1,000 young people, also found that 27 per cent of under-25-year-olds with mental health problems say that the discrimination they experience has led them to give up on some of their life’s ambitions.According to the young respondents, much of the stigma they face comes from close family and friends, with 70 per cent saying they have suffered discrimination from friends, 57 per cent from parents and 35 per cent from siblings.

Read the full article on the Children and Young People Now website.

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