Ladies & Gents,
This is simply the best thing you can do this year, come support us on the night in High Wycombe. If you can not come, please share and raise the profile of this fantastic event.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
Are mental health problems increasing?
The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope.
It appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
– Generalised anxiety disorder = 5.9 in 100 people
– Depression = 3.3 in 100 people
– Phobias = 2.4 in 100 people
– OCD = 1.3 in 100 people
– Panic disorder = 0.6 in 100 people
– Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) = 4.4 in 100 people
– Mixed anxiety and depression = 7.8 in 100 people
I have suffered from mental illness in my life and without the support and help of MIND, I would not be posting this today and asking for your help to help others!
Do what you can, please.