Essay on Mental Illness and Society

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This essay will focus completely on Mental illness in the UK. To gather my research I used various resources such as websites and books. I have also viewed YouTube videos in order to expand my knowledge. The statistics gathered may not be totally accurate in discussing mental health within the UK for the sources are secondary but it is reliable for giving a view of what the distribution is like amongst gender, age, class as well as ethnicity. When looking at the British society, mental health disorders are actually extremely common. When viewing the National Statistics, it stated that about one in six adults will have a mental health problem. Leading to an additional study, stating that around 30 individuals out of every 100 will…show more content…
The spread of mental illness continues to be of concern especially in Britain. For statistic say that 70% of the prison population has a mental health disorder. As known, there are a high quantity of mental health disorders. As each 7 year period arrives, the English government do a survey in order to measure the various disorders which are common in our society today. This survey was done in 2009 and reported that for depression 2.6 in 100 people were diagnosed. As for anxiety, 4.7 in 100 people, phobias, 2.6 in 100 people, OCD, 1.3 in 100 people, eating disorders, 1.6 in 100 people. This survey also covered bipolar, schizophrenia and personality disorders. It enclosed that as for personality disorders, 3 to 5 people in every 100 are suffering. Another concern is the distribution of mental illness across the UK. The graph below was taken from the Health Survey department of England March 2011. The main purpose of this graph is to show the proportion of people aged 16 to retirement who are seen as being at risk of mental illness. (Image 1) From looking at the graph it is clear to see that the risk of mental illness is high amongst each region. The region that is of highest is the west midlands which covers places such as Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, leister and other places. In addition, the region with lowest risk is Yorkshire and Humber, which covers places such as Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds, Hull and other areas. In support of the statistic
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