What do a government department, a charity, a Royal College and a journal paper all have in common?
By Joseph O’Leary
They’ve all quoted the same, widely used statistic: one in four people have experienced a mental health problem. And they’ve all sourced the figure to the same place: the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.
Except they don’t all say the same thing:
- Department of Health: ‘At least one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our life.’
- Mental Health Foundation: ‘1 in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.’
- Royal College of Psychiatrists: ‘Almost one in four British adults… experience a diagnosable ment
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