Clegg warns of ‘stress epidemic’

Via the BBC:

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has warned of an “epidemic of mental distress” if Britain is plunged into a recession.

It could “dramatically increase” the numbers of people suffering stress and depression, he said in a speech.

Mr Clegg said mentally ill people should be allowed to limit their own access to bank loans to prevent themselves getting into debt.

He says people should be able to take action when well so they cannot acquire new loans when they are ill.

More on Nick Clegg’s website, including the full speech.

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