Facts of Mental Health.

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Today’s daily prompt is Fact and what a great way for me to write up some facts in regards to Mental Health. Mental health affects so many people yet it’s still a huge stigma in society, nobody likes to talk to about it and most often sufferers suffer in silence. I was once the the suffer in silence type myself.

  • 1 in 4 people in the UK are affected by Mental health, shocking figure despite it’s stigma.
  • Only 1 in 8 people will seek treatment for mental health.
  • Mental health does not just affect adults it can appear in young adolescents and children.
  • More men commit suicide every year than women.
  • Having a mental health problem does not make you crazy or mad. We are normal people fighting a battle in our heads.
  • We are not violent people, if anything we can be more subdued. I know I was, i had no energy to argue let alone be violent.
  • Mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders in the UK
  • Mental health disorders can affect absolutely anybody, no one is immune to it.
  • a major life event can cause depression such as a bereavement, marriage breakdown or even having a baby can cause post natal depression.
  • Unfortunately we face stigma and discrimination because of our mental health disorders
  • Depression is different from feeling sad
  • Men are more likely to suffer with schizophrenia and substance abuse where women are likely to suffer with mood and eating disorders.
  • Approx 1.6 million people in the U.K. Suffer with an eating disorder.
  • Anorexia affects more girls than boys and it can rear an ugly head from the age of 16 years old
  • The likes of Facebook and instagram can encourage eating disorders in young girls
  • Even though mental health disorders are so prevalent, only 6% of health research is spent on mental health
  • woman are more likely to seek medical attention for symptoms of a mental health disorder than men
  • taking antidepressants is not shameful and is normal course of treatment for mental health disorders.

It’s Time to change how people think and feel about mental health.

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Karina ❤️

Author: karinao86

Mother of 3 boys, wife to one man and lover of horses. Mental health sufferer in recovery.

5 thoughts on “Facts of Mental Health.”

  1. At my book club a few months ago ‘happy pills’ were discussed….at the time I was on said pills. I said nothing. Listening to how people discuss mental health and how people cope with it is terrible. It makes me so sad that it’s discussed in this way as it effects so many people and I’m sure that they’d all have been mortified if I’d taken my pills out of my bag and asked if they meant those ones. I’m learning to be more open about this kind of thing but it’s crazy that older generations just don’t get it, I never thought I’d have more comfort talking to younger people about this subject than older. Keep writing and keep being open about mental health! More of it’s needed!! Xx

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    1. Thank you lovely. Never ever feel ashamed for taking medication to help with mental health. It is the older generation I agree as they would seem it as ‘just get on with it’ or ‘you will get over it’ the stigma is still so very real. People can be bullied for suffering with mental health disorders it’s so sad especially as it affects so many people xx

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