Data obtained by the Guardian shows that one in six people in England were prescribed antidepressants in 2017
More than four million people in England are long-term users of antidepressants, new figures obtained by the Guardian show.
You can read the full article on the Guardian website here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/10/four-million-people-in-england-are-long-term-users-of-antidepressants
The most recent edition of Mental Health News is now online and contains articles about forgiveness, the closure of Daleham Gardens day unit, transcranial magnetic stimulation, updates from VoiceAbility, the future of Service User Involvement in Camden and a memorial to former Peer Mentor Sian Witheridge and much more. You can read it here:
Mental Health Newsletter (Issue 9) Summer/Autumn 2018
“One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of a year – so most of us will either have experienced it ourselves or know at least one person affected by it.”
The BBC has launched a campaign called #1in4 to try and break through the stigma associated with mental illness and making it easier to talk about your mental health.
You can find out more information and see the programmes on the BBC website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t6bc1