Kelly's story: Overcoming depression
I have suffered from depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. As a teenager I had no idea that I had depression. I kept my feelings of deep sadness, loneliness and the feeling of being worthless to myself for many years. I coped with these feelings by cutting my arms and by keeping a diary of my thoughts. By the time I had reached the end of University I had taken an overdose of tablets which was a cry of desperation. I was hospitalised for the night but chose to discharge myself. It was only at this time that my family and friends began to learn of my illness. Still, I chose to try and...
David: Living with schizophrenia
David talks about his schizophrenia, focusing on relationships, treatments, jobs and future.
Mental health statistics: anxiety
Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now.
Mental health statistics: UK and worldwide
Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. They are prevalent not just in the UK, but around the world.
Mental health statistics: the most common mental health problems
Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder in Britain.
Mental health statistics: men and women
Mental health problems affect both men and women, but not in equal measure.
Mental health statistics: children and young people
We take a life-course approach to mental health because good mental health begins in infancy.
Mental health statistics: older people
The UK population is ageing rapidly, with the number of people aged 65 and over growing by nearly half in the past 30 years. People living longer is a cause for celebration, but older people are more vulnerable to mental health problems.
Mental health statistics: suicide
Suicide remains the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK.
Mental health statistics: schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious disorder of the mind and brain but it is also highly treatable - yet the facts around it make for alarming reading.