At the end of this month Mental Health Awareness week will be taking place to try and inform and educate the British public about the struggles of people with mental illness. mental health awareness weekThis will try to remove the stigma which is often associated with suffering from mental health problems and help people sitting in silence to speak out. Whilst most people consider mental health problems to be a rare occurrence this couldn’t be much further from the truth.

Over the course of a year 1 in every 4 people in the UK will suffer from some sort of mental health issue and will often go without help. This needs to change. Mental health issues are just as severe as physical health problems and need the correct treatment and diagnosis. This is where Metal Health Awareness Week looks to inform the public.

The main problem with the treatment of these conditions is the social stigma which is associated with being diagnosed with a mental disorder. This is stopping the treatment of people who are in serious need of help for conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety.

From the 23rd to the 30th of May, Mental Health Awareness Week will be a chance to educate and dispel common myths surrounding mental illness. This will hopefully go some way to helping those who suffer from various mental illnesses to get seek treatment with the support of those around them.  If you know someone who may be suffering for a metal health problem it’s important to tackle the situation carefully. Sufferers are not weak, they are stronger than you can imagine. Be sure to offer your full support and understanding to get them through the hard times ahead.

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Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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