Mental Health problems should have been cured before cancer.
38.4% of Brits are diagnosed with cancer in a lifetime.
48.6% of Brits will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
Approximately 360,000 cancer diagnoses are made panum uk
I could not find the same equivalent statistics for mental health.
Isn't this backwards considering 75% of cancer cases effect those aged 55+?
So essentially were trying to promote an increased life expectancy over overall life quality?
So whilst many people sit at home who will suffer in excess of 80 years with a condition that can seriously hamper their quality of life, cancer sufferers can expect to have their condition resolved as 75% of cancer cases are now fully treated with this expected to increase too almost 100% in the next decade?
I havent even gone into the further economic, social and environmental benefits of resolving mental health problems.
Additionally, curing mental health problems doesnt just stand to increase the general wellbeing of the population, or you could say 'right a wrong' like cancer, but further our understanding of the mind and potentially increase each individual's capacity and capability?
The mind is our greatest asset yet it's totally f***ing neglected by... well almost everyone?