If you are on social media you would have probably seen the hashtag #timetotalk popping up over the last few days. The Time to Talk campaign has been setup by Time to Change to encourage people to talk about mental health issues and to end the stigma associated with mental health. Many people with mental health issues feel isolated and ashamed so talking about this openly will help those people who need it.
It is hoped that 1 million conversations will be held across time to talk day.
Before we discuss the treatments available for mental health here at the clinic, we want to find out, how much do you know about Mental Health?
Mental Health – the statistics
- 50% of us will experience a bout of depression
- Women are more likely to be treated for a mental health problem than men
- 65% of those with mental health problems are in employment
- Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK
- Men are three times more likely than women to take their lives
- The most common type of mental health disorder that affects Brits is mixed anxiety and depression
- 1 in 6 people experienced a common mental disorder (e.g depression or anxiety) in the last week
Signs to look out for
There are many types of mental health problems that people can suffer from such as Anxiety, Depression and Self-Harm and more information on these issues plus others can be found on the Mind Website.
Signs of mental health disorders can be difficult to spot but symptoms could include:
- Panic Attacks
- Change in mood
- Decreased Energy
Where to get help
Just talking about your mental health issue could be the first step in getting help.
Try speaking to a family member, friend or work colleague and if you suspect someone may be suffering with a mental health issue why not offer to have a chat with them over a cuppa? #timetotalk
Help from the Norfolk Clinic
Please contact the clinic on 01602 660792 to arrange an appointment.
For more information on the Time to Talk campaign please visit the Time to Change website.
Resources – Mental Health Taskforce – Mental Health Network – Mental Health Survey UK.