Figures suggest problem is getting worse, with younger adults more likely than older people to say they have experienced illness Two-thirds of British adults say they have experienced mental ill-health at some point in their lives, according to a survey. The World Health Organisation says one in four people globally are affected by problems such as depression or panic attacks at some point. Research published by the Mental Health Foundation on Monday suggests that the prevalence is far wider in the UK. The survey of more than 2,000 people suggests that the problem is getting worse, with those between the ages of 18 and 54 more likely to say they have experienced a mental health problem (70% of 18- to 34-year-olds and 68% of 35- to 54-year-olds) than older people (58%). Jenny Edwards, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said:“Our report lays out the sheer scale of the problem. This isn’t an issue that just affects a minority. At some point in our life most of us are likely

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