“BLOG 7: Mental Health Statistics Infographic”
— A Health Blog (@AHealthBlog) October 19, 2015
1. This article is about mental health disorders that people in the world deal with and statistics on things such as how many people have them, differences in sex and gender with different disorders, different parts of the world where disorders are more prevalent, etc. I chose this article because I know many people that suffer with anxiety, depression, OCD, and other mental health disorders, and it’s good to know and try to understand the ways in which these people deal with their everyday lives and also knowing statistics could help people understand and try to help people with these disorders in a better way.
2. The data from this article is from aboutdepressionfacts,com and the actual statistics were provided by the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders with the added infographic from the National Council for Behavioral Health. The research and statistics came from The National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, but the article didn’t exactly indicate how they went about getting the numbers that they did.
3. A question that I have about the article is, “Does the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders conduct this type of research every year to see the differences or changes in the prevalence of mental disorders?” I would also like to know, “Does the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders think that someday the prevalence of mental health disorders will be diminished, especially with the future bringing in new medications and treatments for mental health illness?”