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LGBT & Mental Health Issues

In recent years there has been much more of a focus in mainstream media on mental health, and increasingly there is more awareness of issues that have forced many people to suffer in silence previously. However, things are only just starting to change, and an area that still hasn’t been fully addressed is the noticeably higher rate of mental health problems among the LGBT+ community.

There are an increasing number of options for people struggling in this situation, including specialist gay & lesbian counselling to help people overcome the specific issues they face in day-to-day life. Mental health problems for LGBT+ people might stem from particular problems they are dealing with at a certain time, for example coming out, relationships, family issues, bullying and discrimination. Any kind of homophobic or transphobic abuse is highly likely to lead to low self esteem and increased pressure on a person’s mental health, so these kind of instances can often be traced back as the cause of an unhealthy cycle. Continue Reading

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An Assessment of Mental Health Care Issues among Patients in UK

The issue of mental health care has become a major concern because of the high number of people suffering from these problems in the United Kingdom. This is not only a problem in the United Kingdom, but also in many other countries in the world. Some of the major mental health problems facing many people in the UK include depression and stress. This article provides an overview based on data available to make assessment of the level of quality of health care services for people suffering from mental health care problems in the United Kingdom. The assessment looks at three different groups including adults suffering from common mental health problems, those with enduring and severe mental health problems and children and young people. 

This is one of the many overviews that focus on key areas of quality in term of waiting times, safety, mental health, person centred care and other internationals comparisons. 

Major points 

Around 20 percent of the population in the United Kingdom suffers from a mental health problems. It is estimated that the government spends an estimated £105bn every year. This is in terms of economic and societal costs. More than two million people in the country has some sort of contact with mental health care services in a year. However, the sad thing is a lot of people who require support do not access any of the services through the National Health Service.  Continue Reading