Academic writing, essay, counselling

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year and many will access counselling as a way of getting support for this

Discuss this statement and demonstrate your understanding of some common mental health problems, as well as considering how counselling can promote positive mental health

JoJoBonetto
10 min readMar 23, 2019

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It is said that the Greeks have four different words to describe love. Germans can select from fifteen words to describe anger[1]. Humans are complex beings, created with multiple diverse elements. A problem or difficulty in one element of the self has the potential to have a negative impact on all elements of our being, be it physical, mental, relational or spiritual[2].

According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their potential while coping with normal stresses that occur in day-to-day life. The individual can be productive and contribute to their community. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people in any given year. This impacts the psychological, the emotional, the social. How the individual thinks, feels, acts, is affected. If for any reason, the individual finds they do not have the resilience to overcome difficult circumstances in their life, common mental health problems can develop. Many mental health problems have no set test to diagnose them. Conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders will usually be diagnosed during an assessment with a Psychiatrist or a GP will take a view after a consultation. I will briefly take a look at some of these mental health problems below[3].

Clinical depression is best described as a persistent, low mood, lasting for more than two weeks that may or may not be accompanied by the following.

Lack of interest in doing the things the person did before, reduced energy, disturbed sleep, withdrawal from people, difficulty concentrating, and a change in appetite[4]. Depression can…

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JoJoBonetto

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