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We need to talk about men: Superheroes & Depression.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. How did two weeks disappear?! I haven’t stuck to my aim of writing every day, which was probably a slightly ambitious goal to stick to in the first place. Instead, I have been surrounded by the people I love becoming ill, both physically and emotionally, and it got me thinking. After a number of conversations about anxiety and depression over the past few weeks, it became apparent that huge numbers of people are struggling with these issues. So I started researching it.
3.9 million people in the UK alone are diagnosed with having Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This does not include those people who battle with anxiety without a diagnosis. That is six in every one hundred people.
2.2 million people in the UK are diagnosed with depression. 3 in every 100 people. These two figures do not include having anxiety and depression. Nor do they include phobias, OCD, panic disorders, PTSD or any other mental health condition. This figure only accounts for those diagnosed wi…