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.theguardian - 28 days ago

Exclusive: new study links universal credit to increased suicide risk

Research for Gateshead council finds system increases depression and anxietyUniversal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have warned, after a study revealed that the stress of coping with the new benefits system had so profoundly affected claimants’ mental health that some considered suicide.Public health researchers found overwhelmingly negative experiences among vulnerable claimants, including high levels of anxiety and depression, as well as physical problems and social isolation exacerbated by hunger and destitution. Continue reading...

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