The news story above comes to us from the UK, but youth from the USA and every other developed nation are feeling the pinch for sure.
It's not news that the youth is having trouble finding a job, but what interested me about this story was the psychological aspect. The study suggests having no job can be as difficult as having major family problems. I think this can be true, depending on the person.
Other psychological effects like depression are very clearly a part of the picture.
So let's talk about the mental aspects of being young and unemployed. My BFF has been looking for a job for almost two years now and is going out of her mind; she gets an occasional part time job now and then but otherwise no luck. She put on a lot of weight and can't afford to come out so she is getting more isolated, despite her efforts.
Meanwhile, anyone who has a job lives in constant terror of losing it. I know I do.
What mental effects do you feel or see in the young people around you? How long can it go on? How does this kind of dispair effect people in the long run? If you are just starting out you need to stay positive, right? But what do you do if you can't stay positive? And when will it all end, if ever?
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