This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 – please like and share to show your support!

Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2014. Please like and share the image we have produced to help support the cause and to raise awareness of the many people who suffer from different mental health conditions.

This year’s theme in anxiety. Check out yesterday’s post to find out more about the signs and symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety – how to spot the signs and how to treat it! Find out more at this web TV show

Log on to our live and interactive web TV show where anxiety expert Dave Woodward gives up-to-date medical information on the causes, symptoms and latest cures, while anxiety sufferer Zoey Funnel tells her story

An estimated one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, but while most people associate mental illness with depression, many of us are unaware that anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness.

While all of us at some point will experience worries and anxieties over things happening in our lives, living in a constant state of anxiety is an altogether more serious and debilitating state of mind, and long term and sustained anxiety can lead to a whole host of medical problems, both physical and mental.

New research by benenden health shows that as a nation we think women are more likely than men to suffer from anxiety disorders, in reality this is absolutely true and in particular, women over 60 are more likely than any other age group to be hospitalised from the condition.

But how do you know whether your anxiety is a normal part of life or whether it has become a serious problem?

Log on to our live and interactive web TV show where Dave Woodward, Insight Healthcare anxiety expert outlines the symptoms and signs of anxiety, the health implications of the condition, giving advice on how to cure anxiety as well as answering all your questions.

Zoey Funnel, an anxiety sufferer also talks about her experiences of living with the condition and also the methods she used to treat her illness.