It’s time to take on mental illness
I recently found out about a mental health research charity based in the UK called MQ. Their latest campaign is raising awareness to the lack of funding for Young People’s Mental Health and how this is negatively affecting the diagnosis rate and treatment. For example, three quarters of young people with a significant mental illness are not in touch with mental health services. The infographic highlights all of these shocking statistics.
About UK mental health research charity MQ
Our vision is simple: to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented.
With the help of our supporters and a global network of leading scientists we can make this a reality. Together we are championing and funding research into mental health that will change millions of lives.
Right now, one in four people in the UK is living with a mental health condition. That’s nearly 15 million people with an illness that affects their wellbeing, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to work. For many the experience can be painful, exhausting and isolating.
Despite extraordinary advances in treating physical health conditions, progress in understanding mental illness, and research into its causes, treatments and prevention, is nowhere near equal. In fact it falls woefully short, leaving millions of people worldwide without the help and support they need.
We’re here to change that. We are the first major charity funding much-needed scientific research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. And with our community of supporters and an international network of talented researchers we can make this a reality.
Be a part of our future
With the help of our supporters and the brightest scientists, we will uncover breakthrough findings and illuminate our understanding of mental health.
We know it’s a big ambition and a bold challenge. We don’t underestimate the scale of the work. But what inspires us daily is the opportunity to move towards life-changing discoveries for different mental health conditions.
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