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Jobless 'battle mental problems'

Unemployment is causing heightened levels of mental health problems among young people, according to a report by the Prince's Trust charity.

Its survey of 2,170 people aged 16 to 25 revealed almost half had problems such as self-harm and insomnia.

Some 943,000 people aged 16 to 24 are unemployed in the UK.

The BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 29 Dec 2010
  • From the section Health
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