Debt and mental health: what is the evidence?

February 2008
Credit Control;2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p61
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The article reports on the study that examines the relationship between debt and mental health problems. The study evaluates the social, economic, health, and human costs of debt, as well as investigating the impact on those seeking help to sort out their debts from lenders and local health authority. Money Advice Trust Chief Executive Officer Joanna Elson estimates that people with mental health problems are three times likely than average to be in debt.


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