One in four: A quarter of Britons will experience mental illness in some form over the course of a year. The most common types of mental illness for people in the UK are depression and anxiety, according to the Mental Health Foundation.
10%: One in ten children suffer from a mental illness. That roughly equates to one in every three children in a classroom, says YoungMinds.org.uk. This has highlighted the need to dismiss teenage mood swings as being put solely down to puberty.
6,708: This is the number of suicides in the UK and the Republic of Ireland in 2013, according to Samaritans. Men are roughly three and a half times more likely to commit suicide, yet women are more likely to be treated for depression.
400 per 100,000: The UK has the highest population of self-harmers in Europe, with 400 in every 100,000 people having done it.
35: Department of Health figures show that suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 35 and under.
90%: Perhaps the most alarming fact is that 90% of people who suffer from mental illness experience stigmatism and discrimination, according to Time To Change. Continue reading.