1 in 6 people have experienced a 'common mental health problem' like anxiety or depression in the past week.
Adult psychiatric morbidity survey 2014.
In 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK
So what can we learn from this?
We are not alone.
When we are suffering from anxiety, we often feel isolated..... we feel we are the only ones suffering. This is not the reality. Millions of others feel the same way.
Anxiety is a global problem-
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
- It is estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide have a mental health problem.
World Health Organisation, 2001