Majority of Brits Admit They Dealt With Mental Stress

by Rajshri on  March 8, 2010 at 7:57 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
 Majority of Brits Admit They Dealt With Mental Stress
A survey has found that around 62% of Britons dealt with mental stress at some point of their life. Mental health charity Together had commissioned this survey in order to mark the Mental Wellbeing Week.

The survey also found that 70% of people had suffered stress, 59% from anxiety and 55% has dealt with depression. "This research shows that mental health and wellbeing is an issue relevant to most people, not just those with diagnosed issues," said Liz Felton, CEO of the charity.

The survey also found that 32% felt they were cracking up, while 69% had taken some measures to keep themselves away from social activities.

"We hope the results go some way to try and reduce the 'them and us' mentality about the topic that can lead to stigma, and perhaps prevents some people from seeking help, or talking about what they're going through when they need to," Ms Felton added

Source: Medindia

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This 'Britain on the Brink' nonsense is trivialising rather than normalising mental health issues and well paid charity professionals like Liz Felton should be focussing on ensuring help is available for those with the most severe and enduring mental health problems rather than exagrating the extent to which we all feel a bit stressed or down at times as a normal reaction to tryin or negative life events. Another report from a police chief today shows a spike in killings and crime through a lack of funding and support for people with mental health issues . A lot of the UK's frontline emergency, respite and support mental health services have been modernised away to transfer cash to charities like Ms Feltons.
patientchoice Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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