In the News (from BBC News): “As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince’s Trust charity claims.
The report found 9% of all respondents agreed with the statement: “I have nothing to live for” and said if 9% of all youngsters felt the same, it would equate to some 751,230 young people feeling they had nothing to live for. …
“The research found that long-term unemployed young people were more than twice as likely as their peers to have been prescribed anti-depressants.
“One in three (32%) had contemplated suicide, while one in four (24%) had self-harmed.
The report found 40% of jobless young people had faced symptoms of mental illness, including suicidal thoughts, feelings of self-loathing and panic attacks, as a direct result of unemployment.
“Three quarters of long-term unemployed young people (72%) did not have someone to confide in, the study found.
“Martina Milburn, chief executive of the Prince’s Trust, said: ’Unemployment is proven to cause devastating, long-lasting mental health problems among young people.’ Thousands wake up every day believing that life isn’t worth living, after struggling for years in the dole queue.”
My Comment: It is not enough to provide a person with the basic needs of life. People must see some meaning, duty, communication, and some results in their life. Therefore, bringing people into groups and working on their aspiration for the great goal will give them incentive and ascent above today’s humanity and will turn them into lecturers, instructors, and organizers of integral education, which is the most needed profession in the world.