Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".
They are taking out pay day loans to live in luxury flats instead of substandard housing, it is claimed.
Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.
Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests.
Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors.
Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.
There are calls for changes to the way the lack of affordable housing is tackled in England.
RE teachers in England fear pupils who do not study the subject will be unprepared for modern life.