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 (118 votes)
Never been in debt77 votes (65%)
Only ever had limited debts31 votes (26%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem9 votes (8%)
Severe or crisis debts1 votes (1%)
I知 aged under 25 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (163 votes)
Never been in debt61 votes (37%)
Only ever had limited debts48 votes (29%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem28 votes (17%)
Severe or crisis debts26 votes (16%)
I知 aged 25 to 34 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (318 votes)
Never been in debt144 votes (45%)
Only ever had limited debts118 votes (37%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem38 votes (12%)
Severe or crisis debts18 votes (6%)
I知 aged 25 to 34 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (547 votes)
Never been in debt118 votes (22%)
Only ever had limited debts182 votes (33%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem137 votes (25%)
Severe or crisis debts110 votes (20%)
I知 aged 35 to 49 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (485 votes)
Never been in debt161 votes (33%)
Only ever had limited debts194 votes (40%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem83 votes (17%)
Severe or crisis debts47 votes (10%)
I知 aged 35 to 49 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (966 votes)
Never been in debt126 votes (13%)
Only ever had limited debts256 votes (27%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem215 votes (22%)
Severe or crisis debts369 votes (38%)
I知 aged 50 to 64 and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (432 votes)
Never been in debt168 votes (39%)
Only ever had limited debts179 votes (41%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem52 votes (12%)
Severe or crisis debts33 votes (8%)
I知 aged 50 to 64 and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (610 votes)
Never been in debt135 votes (22%)
Only ever had limited debts157 votes (26%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem99 votes (16%)
Severe or crisis debts219 votes (36%)
I知 aged 65+ and I (and my partner) have NEVER had mental health problems (241 votes)
Never been in debt118 votes (49%)
Only ever had limited debts97 votes (40%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem20 votes (8%)
Severe or crisis debts6 votes (2%)
I知 aged 65+ and I (or my partner) HAVE / HAVE HAD mental health problems (120 votes)
Never been in debt45 votes (38%)
Only ever had limited debts39 votes (33%)
Bigger debts, but not a problem7 votes (6%)
Severe or crisis debts29 votes (24%)

                   4,000 votes received.

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