Proof positive of something many of us had suspected for some time by careful observation of the native population, and from our own entirely subjective experience.
Living under a Labour government is dangerous for your mental health.
Government figures released today show the full extent of the damage to the nation’s mental health.
The Office of National Statistics carried out surveys of the mental health of the nation in 1993 and 2000.
There was no significant difference between the rates for any neurotic disorder for all adults aged 16 to 64 in 2000 and those found in the 1993 survey. In 1993, 20 per cent of women and 13 per cent of men had a neurotic disorder, while in 2000 the equivalent figures were 20 per cent and 14 per cent.
Today, on World Mental Health Day, the Care Services Minister, Phil Woolas, has released new figures to justify the Â£77 Billion that will be spent on trying to nurse the electorate back to some form of mental health. Woolas said:
One in four people suffer from a mental health problem at any one time and mental ill health costs the economy over Â£77 billion a year, according to estimates. The Government is developing a new strategy for mental health for the coming years called New Horizons, currently out for consultation.
No change in the figures from 1993 to 2000, and a 25% increase from 2000 to 2009.
1 in 5 in 2000, 1 in 4 in 2009.
The Labour Government have had to open an extra 52 new ‘talking therapy services’ to cope with the increased demand.
The majority of the new sites will not open until after the next General Election. Now why would that be?
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