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PrintOver 450 million people will suffer with a mental health issue over the course of this year.

1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children will suffer with a mental health issue at SOME point in their life.

 

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Over 20% of children worldwide are affected by mental health issues.

 

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25 million people each year try to commit suicide.

To put that number into context – that’s more than the entire population of Australia.

 

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Approximately 950,000 women each year are suffering with post-partum (postnatal) depression and anxiety in the USA.

 

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Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.

It affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.

 

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Over 74 million people worldwide will experience OCD in their lifetime.

 

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Unfortunately it often takes sufferers over a decade to confirm the diagnosis of OCD and seek professional help.

 

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The greatest population with any type of anxiety disorder is the United States of America with 31%.

Other areas with a high percentage: New Zealand 25% and South Africa 16%.

The lowest was in the People’s Republic of China with 4.8%.

 

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In a 2013 a study indicated that nearly 20% of people over the age of 16 in the UK showed symptoms of anxiety or depression.

 

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50-60% of people with anxiety are thought to also have co-morbid depression.

 

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Almost 9 million people in the USA currently suffer with panic disorder.

 

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Studies found that 50% of those with a mental health condition showed the first signs of their symptoms at the age of 14 years old.

 

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Approximately 15% of Australian women experience an eating disorder at some point during their life.

 

Sources: World Health Organization ‘Investing in Mental Health’, Office for National Statistics (2015) Measuring national well-being: Life in the UK: 2015, Beyond OCD

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