What are mental health problems?

We all have mental health, like we all have physical health. Both change throughout our lives. And, like our bodies, our minds can become unwell.

Mental health problems might actually be more common than you think. One in four of us will be affected by mental illness in any year. The effects are as real as a broken arm, even though there isn’t a sling or plaster cast to show for it.

Key facts and stats about mental health problems help to challenge myths that can contribute to stigma that people still face.

It’s quite likely that one day you, one of your friends, colleagues or family members will experience a mental health problem.

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