Friday Facts: awareness week

Sunday marks the end of Mental Health Awareness Week (no idea if this is just here in the UK) but anyways…I decided to just put out some statistics that really hit home how much mental health issues need addressing:

1 in 4 will experience mental health issues at some point 

Early intervention halves relapse rates in Eating Disorders 

33% of ED sufferers will make a full recovery. The rest will remain very ill, or experience high relapse rates

Every thirty seconds, suicide will claim another victim somewhere around the world 

Depression is in the top ten reasons for being signed off work

In the USA people with severe mental illness die 25 years younger on average 

1 in 10 children have a mental health problem at any one time 

Under 10% of the population have a diagnosable personality disorder

Under 3% of people suffer from OCD

9 out of 10 young people experienced stigma when “coming out” with their mental health problems 

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