Mental Health Awareness Week – May 2019

Every year the Mental Health Foundation host “Mental Health Awareness Week”. This usually begins on the second Monday in May and lasts for seven days. In 2019, this falls on the 13th-19th May and the theme this year is “Body Image – How we think and feel about our bodies”.

We have dug out some shocking statistics to support just how important this theme is:

  • 1 in 8 people asked in the UK have suicidal thoughts due to body image.
  • 35% of people asked in the UK have felt depressed due to body image.
  • 34% of people asked in the UK have felt anxious due to body image.
  • The number of people having cosmetic surgery every year has been rising by approximately 2% year on year.
  • 28% of 18-24 year olds and 31% of 25-34 year olds have had some form of cosmetic treatment.
  • 21% of the UK population have had some form of cosmetic treatment.

Furthermore, we have found in recent weeks and months that more and more music is being released and made popular by degrading other people, telling people it’s okay to accept substandard behaviour in relationships, pitting females against females and making the use of mental health terms in a derogatory way.

We have reviewed some songs below which we consider to be some of the worst examples at present.

Sweet But A Psycho by Ava Max  – 2018

  • Psycho [noun]
    • Short for “Psychopath”
  • Psychopath [noun]
    • A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.
    • [Synonyms] madman / madwoman / mad person / deranged person / maniac / lunatic / nutter / schizo / crazy / mental / kook
    • [Informal Definition] an unstable and aggressive person.

 

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