Does mental health affect your debts?MoneySaving Poll Results

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

Please answer the question below.

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


Results

I知 aged under 25 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (132 votes)
Never been in debt78 votes (59%)
Only ever had limited debts30 votes (23%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem18 votes (14%)
Severe or crisis debts6 votes (5%)
I知 aged under 25 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (187 votes)
Never been in debt49 votes (26%)
Only ever had limited debts68 votes (36%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem35 votes (19%)
Severe or crisis debts35 votes (19%)
I知 aged 25 to 34 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (437 votes)
Never been in debt151 votes (35%)
Only ever had limited debts167 votes (38%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem91 votes (21%)
Severe or crisis debts28 votes (6%)
I知 aged 25 to 34 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (849 votes)
Never been in debt154 votes (18%)
Only ever had limited debts240 votes (28%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem207 votes (24%)
Severe or crisis debts248 votes (29%)
I知 aged 35 to 49 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (584 votes)
Never been in debt186 votes (32%)
Only ever had limited debts201 votes (34%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem113 votes (19%)
Severe or crisis debts84 votes (14%)
I知 aged 35 to 49 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (1417 votes)
Never been in debt141 votes (10%)
Only ever had limited debts269 votes (19%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem325 votes (23%)
Severe or crisis debts682 votes (48%)
I知 aged 50 to 64 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (558 votes)
Never been in debt229 votes (41%)
Only ever had limited debts203 votes (36%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem74 votes (13%)
Severe or crisis debts52 votes (9%)
I知 aged 50 to 64 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (836 votes)
Never been in debt140 votes (17%)
Only ever had limited debts197 votes (24%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem142 votes (17%)
Severe or crisis debts357 votes (43%)
I知 aged 65+ and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (261 votes)
Never been in debt139 votes (53%)
Only ever had limited debts105 votes (40%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem11 votes (4%)
Severe or crisis debts6 votes (2%)
I知 aged 65+ and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (151 votes)
Never been in debt42 votes (28%)
Only ever had limited debts53 votes (35%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem19 votes (13%)
Severe or crisis debts37 votes (25%)

                   5,412 votes received.

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