The mental health side effects of being caught in debt
creep up on you and, before you realise, they start slowly swallowing you whole. You look down at your hands and find you have unconsciously decimated your cuticles, picking them red raw as your brain races to keep up with the reality of your situation. So a recent study conducted by NatCen Social Research
(Britain's leading independent social research institute) on behalf of Agenda
(an alliance of organisations that advocate for women and girls) which has found that young women are being driven to self-harm
as a result of poverty, debt and their struggles to pay household bills, comes as no surprise.