There is a rather grim story today about how Poles in the UK are suffering from high levels of depression and suicide:
“Rising costs of food and fuel, the credit crunch and increasing unemployment have all taken their toll on the 800,000-strong Polish community, many of whom are in low-wage jobs.
Polish organisations are reporting rising levels of suicide, depression, abortion and poverty. Unreleased figures from the Polish embassy in the UK reveal that as many as one in five of the 250 Poles who died in Britain last year took their own lives.”
Thankfully, the Polish economy is growing while the currency is strengthening, which makes it more attractive for Poles to return to Poland if they are really struggling here. Other immigrant groups don’t always have that luxury.
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