I just want to share some statistics with you that I was seen and heard of:
In 2016 a survey was taken about Mental Health, and it shows us that 5.9 in 100 people suffered from Anxiety, 3.3 in 100 people suffered Depression, 4.4 in 100 people suffered from PTSD. It doesn’t stop there though, oh no. 2.0 in 100 people suffer from Bipolar disorder, and 2.4 in 100 people suffer from BPD. And not to alarm any of you but 20.6 in 100 people had suicidal thoughts resulting in 6.7 of them attempting this, along with 7.3 in 100 people Self Harming.
How amazing are these results? We have actual evidence to prove that people suffer from Mental Illnesses, but yet many people live in the Ignorance Is Bliss. Society refuses to believe that Mental Illnesses are real, but yet just under 20 people out of 100 are attempting, and much succeeding, in suicide. So please tell me how you can’t see this? How can you not see that people are suffering, and your just standing by like nothing is happening?
You may think 100 people is a lot, and that these numbers are insignificant. So I decided to work this out. There are 60.14 million people living in the UK alone. So rounding this down to 60 million, and taking the Depression statistics, I decided to average work out how many people in the UK suffer from Depression. 18,181,818.2. So rounding it and all that, 18,000,000 people in the UK alone suffer from Depression. What the actual hell are we on about. And these are only the people who have declared they have this, imagine how many people are out there that aren’t declining this.
Forgive my maths if this is wrong, but my point is still standing in all of this. Its stupid that we can’t see what is right in front of us, and why aren’t we getting the right help? We need to change things. We can’t live in the Ignorance Is Bliss anymore.