- At any one time, about 20% of women report having a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety disorder – but what is this figure for men?
At any one time 12.5% of men report having a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety disorder compared to 20% of women.
- What percentage of patients using NHS first line talking therapy services are men?
36% of patients using NHS first line talking therapy services are men.
- What percentage of men say it would take thoughts of suicide or self harm for them to seek help?
40% of men said that it would take thoughts of suicide or self harm for them to seek help
- 7% of women say they have no friends. What is this figure for men?
The figure rises to 11% for men.
- 80.9 per 100,000 women are detained under the Mental Health Act (commonly known as being sectioned), but what is the figure per 100,000 men?
This rises to 88.96 per 100,000 for men
- A large percentage of those sleeping rough have mental health issues. But what percentage of those sleeping rough are men?
87% of rough sleepers are men
- What percentage of adults who go missing are men?
73% of adults who go missing are men
- 3.3% of women are dependent on alcohol. But what is the figure for men?
The figure rises to 8.7% for men
- In 2019, what percentage of suicides in England were men?
In 2019, 76% of suicides in England and Wales were men. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45.
Stress is normal. It is what we feel when a situation is hard to handle.
Adrenaline rushes through the body, increasing heart rate and boosting mental and physical alertness. We feel sweaty, tingly and get butterflies.
Too much stress can:
- Damage your immune system and heart
- Increase your chances of serious health problems
- Reduce life expectancy
- Damage your sex life.
Why does understanding stress matter?
Stress causes mental health problems.
1 in 4 of us will have a mental health problem this year.
You are not alone. There is help available. Do seek support as unchecked mental health problems can be very serious indeed.
Talking about stress is not a sign of weakness. It takes balls!
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