As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close here in the UK, we felt it an appropriate time to explore the current available statistics regarding the subject of mental health and at times the inextricable link to parental alienation.
Mental health problems continue to be a growing public health concern. The aim of the following paragraphs is to explore the current statistics associated with mental health and it’s impact on adults and children alike.
According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, the predominant mental health problem worldwide was identified as being depression, followed by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder .
Depressive disorders also contribute to the burden of suicide and heart disease on mortality and disability; they both have a direct and an indirect impact on the length and quality of life .
Traumatic experiences were found to be associated with lone households, with households containing a lone…
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