Mental Health August 18th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Mental Health The facts and figures around Mental Health About a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, with mixed anxiety and depression the most common mental disorder in Britain: •Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men and about ten percent of children have a mental health problem at any one time •Depression affects 1 in 5 older people •Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women and self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population •Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in the UK and elsewhere, yet it is still under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated. •Only 1 in 10 prisoners has no mental disorder. •People with mental health problems are up to ten times more likely to become victims of crime than the general population. •In 2013/14 there were 44,480 hate crimes recorded by the police, of which 1,985 (4%) were disability hate crimes. Support & Getting Help Merseyside Police is continuing to support Mersey Care and mental health services across the region – find out more about what we are doing here. Getting help Support is available through a number of organisations such as;- • Samaritans Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day) •Website: www.samaritans.org • Mind Info line Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) •Website: www.mind.org.uk • Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday) •Website: www.rethink.org Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!