Does mental health affect your debts? MoneySaving Poll Results

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We're updating our research on links between mental health issues & debt problems. It's argued either one can cause the other. If youve been affected, see our Mental Health and Debt guide.

Please answer the question below.

NOTE: Please exclude mortgages and student loans from definition of "debt".

Results

I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (5285 votes)
NEVER been in debt2698 votes (51%)
Only ever had limited debts1642 votes (31%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem609 votes (12%)
Severe or crisis debts336 votes (6%)
I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (4409 votes)
NEVER been in debt1010 votes (23%)
Only ever had limited debts1058 votes (24%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem763 votes (17%)
Severe or crisis debts1578 votes (36%)

                   9,694 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.