Did you know that the leading cause of death in 2020 for ages 5-34 was ‘intentional harm’?
During 2020, when a global pandemic hit 1/3 of adults and young people said their mental health deteriorated from March 2020 when the UK was put into a strict lockdown. People with already existing mental health problems expressed theirs got worse during this period too. Suffering with a mental health problem is much more common that one may think. 1 in 6 adults experience a ‘common mental disorder’ such as depression or anxiety each week. These feelings may come and go for many, this maybe depending on their current personal or work situation.
1 /4 people will experience a mental health problem at some stage in their life
Would you be able to spot if one of your friend or family members was struggling with a mental health problem? Some early warning signs are losing interests in things this person used to enjoy, under-performing at work or in their education, and changes in appetite. As well as many more.
595,000 workers stated they suffer from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety
This can be caused by many different factors such as: long hours, workload, bullying, working environments and poor management. This can seriously effect someone’s ability to perform at work of feel happy at home. The impact a positive mental health culture can have on your team is exceptional. Less sick days, job satisfaction, enhanced business reputation, reduced costs and improved productivity.
Mental health statistics:
. A shocking 20.6/100 in their lifetime will have some sort of suicidal thought.
. 7.8/100 people suffer from anxiety and depression at some point in their life.
. 7.3/100 people will self-harm at some point in their life.
.4.4/100 people will suffer with PTSD at some point in their life
self-harm went up by 62% between the years 2000–2014
1 in 15 people attempt suicide within their lifetime. Within young people, self-harm is reaching epidemic levels among society. Social media growth and the increase of young people using these platforms, this has been to blame for many you people’s mental health problems because there’s a preoccupation with body image and the pressure to be seen to be living a perfect life. A 2021 survey of children and young people’s mental health found that 17.4% of children aged 6-16 had a probable mental disorder in 2021.
First aid for mental health?
After reading all these shocking statistics and how common it is to suffer with your mental health. Do you think its important to have some idea on how to help and support either your family, friends or co-workers?