Money worries, long hours at work and family pressures are driving up stress levels across the country, a report says today.
Half the population say they feel more stressed now than five years ago and more than 10 per cent say they have felt suicidal, twice the level in 2003.
The findings, from a survey commissioned by the Samaritans, confirm Britain as one of the most stressed nations in Europe.
Research published last month showed one in five Britons felt their life was out of control, the highest proportion in the nine industrialised nations studied.
Britain is one of the most stressed nations