(UK) More than half of Scottish young adults have mental health problems

Jan 5, 2018, (UK), Holyrood: Mental health of more than half of young Scots impacted by loneliness, finds poll More than half of Scots aged between 18 and 24 experience mental-ill health from loneliness and social isolation, new research has shown. In a poll of young people in Scotland by YouGov for the Mental Health Foundation, 67 per cent reported their mental health worsens as a result of feeling lonely, with more than half saying it leads to depression. Nearly a third identified digital communications such as social media as a driving force to feelings of social isolation as it has replaced face-to-face interaction. … “Our children are finding life harder to navigate than previous generations, and worryingly, they are living with high levels of distress. This is something we can no longer choose to ignore. “Relationships and social connections remain at the heart of what makes and breaks our mental health.”