For World Mental Health Day, we at Missing People wanted to acknowledge the current state of affairs and the impact that this might have on someone’s mental health, as the issues of mental health and missing are so closely linked. Up to 8 in every 10 missing adults suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues.
An increasing number of those who are getting in touch with our Services team cite financial difficulty or instability as a contributing factor.
Missing People recently conducted research exploring the experiences of adults who have been missing. As part of this research, we asked to what extent certain things influenced people to go missing.
41% said that financial problems influenced their decision. The most common financial influences were ‘I had trouble making ends meet’ and ‘I had a lot of debt’.
Some people leave home or think about going missing because they are struggling with their mental health.
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