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Mental_Health_Foundation_Logo.png?profile=RESIZE_710xIn countries such as the US and UK, those in poverty are far more likely to develop mental health problems

To be poor in the UK today, following nearly a decade of austerity policies that tore the safety net to shreds, is a brutal business. The latest batch of statistics from the Social Metrics Commission revealing that of the 14.3 million people living in poverty right now, 4.5 million are trapped in deep poverty, with incomes of less than half the official breadline, shows just how deep and wide the problem has become.

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The Guardian

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