Mental illness affects us all – even in the happiest country on Earth

A very happy Emmelie de Forest of Denmark performs the winning entry of Eurovision 2013, 'Only Teardrops'. Photograph: AP

A very happy Emmelie de Forest of Denmark performs the winning entry of Eurovision 2013, ‘Only Teardrops’. Photograph: AP

“…Well-run, scientifically credible epidemiological surveys suggest thateach year 38% of those living in the EU experience mental illness, with anxiety disorders the most commonly experienced problem. That equates to 165 million people. Yet fewer than a third of these individuals receive any form of treatment, with even fewer given the most effective forms of intervention. The scale of distress to which these figures attest is reason enough for action. But policymakers might also take on board the fact that psychological problems are estimated to cost the EU €800bn annually…”

 and Wednesday 14 May 2014 07.00 BST 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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