Samaritans urge people to seek help

Charity workers said that talking about the problem can lead to solutions and stop people from taking drastic measures, including suicide.

“Debt is often cited as the reason for suicide, but there are usually deeper issues involved,” a spokeswoman from the charity told website This is Money.

“However, credit and financial worries can lead to isolation from the person’s family and friends, which can increase the chances of somebody taking their own life.”

She was commenting after the recent cases of Graham Painter and Robert McKinnie who both hanged themselves after acquiring large debt.

Yet advice is freely available which can provide a solution for debts large and small and people are encouraged by experts to take this out to help them cope with problems.

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