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Mental illness is everywhere

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 in 4 adults in England have a mental illness

 

38%

Nearly 40% of all ill-health is caused by mental illness

(for under-65s)

 
 
 
 
 
 

1 in 3 families include someone with a mental health problem

It can turn lives upside down

Mental ill-health has the same effect on life expectancy as smoking

20

People with serious mental illness die on average 20 years earlier

People with mental health problems are three times more likely to develop diabetes

And it affects our whole society

 
 
 
 
 
 

At least a third of children whose parents have mental health problems will experience mental ill-health themselves

£100bn

The economy in England loses about £100bn a year to mental ill-health

20%

At least a fifth of police time is spent supporting people with mental illness