‘One in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year’ (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
I have seen or heard this statistic more than once, but what does it mean? What is a mental health problem? So one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year, which sounds a bit alarming, but it is not always that bad. Mental health problems can range from being at risk of self harm or hurting others to generally feeling low and being irritable.
The most common mental health issues are mixed anxiety and depression with almost 9% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis. I have suffered from this on and off since I was a teenager. Anxiety is a fear, but it becomes a problem when you can not control it or you…
View original post 1,425 more words