In February 2017, YouGov undertook a survey of 2,215 16-25-year-olds for the Prince’s Trust. Almost half said they had experienced a mental health problem.
A third of the young people thought seeking help would affect their job chances.
Professor Louise Arseneault, a mental health professional at Kings College London, who was in charge of the survey, was extremely worried about the results.
“This can be a major obstacle for them in seeking help and finding support, which could further affect their confidence in finding work at a crucial stage in their lives.”
What I think?
It’s worrying to see young people being afraid of asking for help because they may be judged by their mental illness. If a young person is struggling with their mental illness friends and family should encourage them to ask for help. Having a mental illness could be a major obstacle in a young person’s life, so they should be helped, not worrying about it.