Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we act, feel, and think. Mental health also helps determine how we make choices, handle stress, and relate to others, Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
If you experience mental health problems during your life, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems.
These are some of these factors:
- Biological factors include genes and brain chemistry
- Experiences in life (trauma or abuse)
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health issues:
- Anxiety disorder
- Generalised stress disorder
- Obsessive-comulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
One in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in the UK.
One in eight people experience anxiety and depression disorder in England.
Depression experience one in three people.
Two in hundred people suffer from phobias in England.
One in hundred people have panic disorder.
Generalized anxiety disorder have six in hundred people.
Post traumatic disorder have eight in hundred people in the UK.