This week is mental health awareness week. Here are some harrowing statistics about it and as you scroll down help how to support those you know with challenging conditions
This week 8th – 14th May is Mental Health Awareness Week,
and this year the Mental Health Foundation have chosen the theme:
Surviving or Thriving?
It’s a thin line.
Two thirds of people in the UK say they have experienced a mental health problem, with women, youngpeople, and those who livealone affected most. The survey, completed by The Mental Health Foundationin 2017, also discovered that those over the age of 55 cope best with taking steps to make their lives better, 85% of the unemployed have experienced mental health issues, and that 3 out of 4 low income families suffer compared to 6 in 10 in the highest income positions.
4 in 10 people live with depression and over a quarter of the population experience panic attacks.
Out of 2,290 people surveyed, sadly, only 13% reported…
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