In this video, we will reveal the reasons why Mental Health Crisis is spreading faster across The World.
People’s mental health has taken a devastating toll over the last 2 years, the UK is now facing an unprecedented mental health crisis that is affecting large swathes of our population, including our children.
Younger people have been struggling mentally at a rate we have never seen before, and social media is a major contributor to this.
According to a new study led by researchers at University College London, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the vast majority of the country’s children and young people in the United Kingdom are experiencing a serious mental health crisis.
Nine out of ten adults, or 90%, said that mental health problems in the United Kingdom are at crisis levels rather than just a problem, and the study highlights high rates of mental health problems and mental illness among children, teenagers and adults.
Here are some of the reasons that are driving up mental health problems including obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression which can include symptoms such as sadness, loss of interest, changes in appetite, excessive alcohol and drug use which contribute to problems such as depression and anxiety, stress and pressure in the workplace, loss of loved ones or significant life changes.
And one of the main causes of mental distress in children and adolescents is their prolonged exposure to social media.
At the moment, more than 1 in 10 young people in the United Kingdom suffer from depression which severely impairs their ability to function at school or work, at home, with their family or in their social life, the research highlights.
The problem is reaching such alarming proportions that they are seeking to bring together several major social networking companies, accusing them of damaging young people’s mental health.
The social media companies responsible for TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are being accused of creating a “mental health crisis among young people around the world”.
Meanwhile, according to a report sent to the United Kingdom by the World Health Organization, 30 million people report that they are currently facing a serious mental health problem, and almost half of them say that their family members also suffer from similar problems.
And while we are talking about mental health more than at any other time in history, receiving psychological and psychiatric care can be difficult and remains a stigma in many communities.
Only 20% of those who reported experiencing anxiety and depression in the past year have sought medical care and treatment.
The majority of British citizens consider these problems to be important.
A majority, 55%, say that not enough mental health care providers is a big problem, nearly 75% say that insurers not covering mental health as they do physical health is a significant concern, and 80% say the same about the cost of mental health care.
The saddest and most painful thing is that this epidemic is only getting worse every year.
World citizens of all ages are facing increasing pressure and an ever more accelerated way of life.
The fact that medical care is inaccessible to millions of people who really need it only exacerbates people’s personal mental health problems and causes illnesses to persist longer than they would if patients received proper treatment.
Hopelessness and despair continue to pervade our society, but healing is still possible. If you are struggling and feeling overwhelmed by painful and unbearable thoughts, know that you don’t have to handle them alone.
Thanks to the efforts of some health centres worldwide, there are online therapy options and trained individuals who can help you overcome the problems. Even in difficult times, there is still hope, and together we are stronger.
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