An article in The Guardian newspaper on 5 February had the sub-headline that 18% of young people in UK do not think life is worth living. This was based on a YouGov survey of 2162 young people between 16 and 25. If this percentage was not worrying enough, a further 27% of participants feel their life has no sense of purpose, and almost half feel that social media makes them feel “inadequate”.
The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggests.
The whole article can be read by clicking on this link.
On a personal note, the article elsewhere refers to statistics in England, as opposed to the UK. It may be worth reflecting that the Hub is in an excellent position to conduct a similar survey among young people in Moray – food for thought!