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UK: Mental illnesses on the rise during COVID outbreak

The number of people in the UK with mental health issues has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to research by the UK’s Centre for Mental Health, a staggering 10 million people – almost 20 percent of the population – will need either new or extra help as a direct consequence of the crisis.
Of those, 1.5 million are children and teenagers, those worst affected are from disadvantaged backgrounds and discriminated against communities.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Stockport, UK.

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