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1 in 2 people will suffer from mental illness in their lifetimes

June 10, 2010

Mental health charities have provoked some consternation by suggesting that 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness. Many felt that figure to be exaggerated, but now a study using more reliable reserach methods shows that the real ratio may be 1 in 2. The research is featured in an article on the BPS website:

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-data-suggests-one-in-two-of-us-will.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+BpsResearchDigest+(BPS+Research+Digest)

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