One in 10 people suffer with it throughout their lifetime.
We all come across bumps in the road and nobody has an easy life. Just an hour with my counsellor keeps me on track and focuses me
No one with cancer and experiencing mental health problems should be left to deal with them on their own.
With reports emerging on the increasing number of Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar - including more than 20,000 unaccompanied
Mental health remains one of the most difficult subjects to talk about at work. Those surveyed said they felt more comfortable talking about seven other equality and social issues, including race, age, physical health and religious belief.
In 1998 the CDC uncovered a link between childhood trauma and chronic diseases people develop as adults as well as social and emotional problems.
More Students Than Ever Are Reporting Mental Health Problems - To Thrive After Brexit, We Need A Healthy, Happy, Educated Workforce
Government and the NHS must also do more to protect and promote students' mental health. As a first step, a forthcoming government green paper should identify students' particular mental health needs and set out solutions. The May government has so far talked a good talk on mental health, but is not yet clear how this will translate to improved support for students. Brexit is bringing new urgency to questions about what kind of society we want to be. To thrive outside the EU, the UK will need an educated workforce - but also a workforce that is healthy, happy and resilient.
Have you seen the Twitter war? The psychologists v psychiatrists war of words in 140 characters. It can be as caustic as JK Rowling v Donald Trump, except in this war, as far as I can tell, there isn't an obvious bad guy. And in this war, capital letters are only used for diagnoses and prescription pills.
The three months I spent with the counsellor changed everything. She unpeeled my life like an onion, layer by layer, and got to the root of my continual anger. Although my parents both died within six months of the counselling, and I never really rebuilt my relationships with them, I bear no malice to either of them. My anger towards them has fully subsided.
Whether you love politics, loathe it, or are indifferent, the outcome of last week's General Election matters. MPs decisions can have a big impact upon people's lives, including those of the children and young people we look out for at The Children's Society. So I am heartened by reports that more young people aged 18-24 voted this time.