'100,000 attempt debt suicide each year – stop the debt threats'

03 December 2018

A new report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute is calling on the Government to change “out-of-date” legislation which forces companies to use intimidating language when collecting debt. The charity says it’s contributing to people in serious debt becoming suicidal.

The report was launched at an event this morning (4 Dec) attended by Minister for Mental Health Jackie Doyle-Price and Sarah McKenzie, head of consumer strategy and policy at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It is based on analysis of new data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, which is commissioned by the NHS and funded by the Government.

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Suicide is not inevitable, it is preventable. Financial problems can always be resolved. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal feelings, financial difficulties or mental health problems there is advice and support out there.