Saturday, 7 July 2012

Scary Statistics

Teenagers Translated alerted me to Radio 4's Thought for the Day this morning. It was all about depression and the underlying causes. I hope Ruby Wax heard it as it mentioned her favourite thing - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Here are some scary statistics that were mentioned:

Depression affects 6% of adults in the UK and 121 million people worldwide each year. 1 in 6 of us will experience an episode. The WHO predicts that by 2020 depression will be the largest single health issue in developed countries.

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