In the UK, one in four people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives and it’s estimated that fewer than half of these people will receive the appropriate treatment for their condition.
So what exactly is mental health in the UK? And why do so many people have to go without treatment? To learn more, read on.
What Is ‘Mental Health’?
Mental health can be defined as an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health is a state of mental soundness and not just the absence of mental illness or disease.
Mental health is also what you are feeling at any given time, such as happiness or sadness. Mental health can also be thought of as your ability to cope with life’s challenges.
What Is The Most Common Mental Illenss In Adults?
Depression affects more than half of all adults with a mental illness, making it the most common mental illness. However, there are many others that affect people’s mental health, such as bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and schizophrenia.
What Does Having A Mental Illness Mean For Me?
To be honest, mental illness can be difficult to deal with at times. It’s important to know that you’re not alone and that there are plenty of people who will support you and help. This may include family, friends, professionals, or organizations that provide mental health services.
There are many different types of mental illness but some common problems include anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders. You might find it helpful to talk about your worries with someone close to you or a professional such as your GP.
Can I Still Lead A Normal Life With A Mental Illness?
Yes, you can still lead a normal life with a mental illness. There are many ways to better manage your mental health, such as staying active and volunteering for things that bring you joy. You don’t have to suffer alone – there are many people out there who will support you every step of the way.
How Do I Know If I Have Depression, Anxiety, Or Another Mental Disorder?
Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, races, and genders. Depression may be indicated by feelings of sadness or hopelessness, sleep problems, changes in appetite and weight, and withdrawal from friends or activities.
Anxiety may be indicated by feelings of panic or fear often accompanied by physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and nausea. Other signs include chronic worrying, obsessive thoughts, and an inability to control worries.
Who Can Help Me Manage My Mental Illness?
There are a lot of resources available to help you manage your mental illness. You can find support groups online and offline, psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, and other professionals who specialize in mental health.
There are also self-help books that can be used as resources, such as Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn or The Anxiety & Worry Workbook by David D. Burns.
Where Can I Find Support And Information Online?
There are a number of mental health resources online that can help you find the information, support, and guidance you need. The Mental Health Foundation offers many resources on its website, including information about what constitutes mental illness and how to take care of your mental health. You can also find links to good sources for further reading.
There are also many forums where people who experience mental illnesses can share their stories and offer support to others going through similar experiences. One such site is Reddit’s r/mentalhealth forum.
Can Technology Really Help With My Mental Illness?
The term mental illness includes a wide range of mental conditions, from depression to bipolar disorder, with some disorders overlapping. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that more than 50 million adults and 5 million children in America are diagnosed with mental illness each year.
With such high rates of diagnosis, it’s no surprise that many people turn to technology for help. However, what is mental health and how can technology really help?