Facts & Figures
Some facts and figures on stress and mental health in this country and others.
What do people know about mental health?
Surveys from across the world have shown that most of us do not know all that much about what mental health problems are, what causes them or what can be done to tackle them. The more you know your enemy the more in control you will be. This is one reason why this website has been set up.
What people know about mental health is an important issue. It is called mental health literacy. This is defined as
“Knowledge or belief about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management or prevention.”
The aim of this web-site is to help increase knowledge about mental health and provide skills to allow people to fight back against their mental health problems. This may help people to feel more in control of their lives.
This information comes from surveys in different countries where people were asked what they thought about various mental health problems.