Over the last few years mental health; raising awareness of mental health and the support available, has grown. But while we’re talking about it more, and are much more accepting of mental health as a debilitating condition, the number of people affected continues to rise.
In 1990, there were over 400 million people living with depression or anxiety worldwide. By 2013, this number rose to 615 million. In fact in the UK, an estimated one in four adults will experience a mental health problem each year (that’s more than 16 million people!).
Why is this number rising?
The cause is unknown, but there are a number of environmental and psychological factors thought to contribute to anxiety, panic attacks, and other mental health problems. Life experiences in particular can have...