Anonymous: We are advocates because it has been a real eye opening experience to see how little the health care system does especially for children with mental health issues. We aim to train consultants who can regularly visit schools and teach children about mental health and it’s effects on families not just individuals. We we promote awareness and support with a personal experience of suffering with depression.
By the year 2020 depression will be the largest cause of death and disability in the world. Lets stop this together.
1 in 4 adults are affected by this illness in the UK and 1 in 5 children under the age of 11 are affected yet only 1% of the Healthcare budget is spent on research and prevention.
70% of patients diagnosed with the illness will relapse and only 60% of Doctors believe that anti depressants actually work.
So what can we do? In a recent study 88% of patients and 84% of Doctors agreed that Talking therapy and exercise was the best way to fight depression. Yet in the UK there is a 2 year waiting list for anyone wishing to use Talking therapy therefore the Doctors have no choice but to prescribe anti depressant drugs whilst the patient waits.