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Britain's National Health Service (NHS) [suggests / suggesting] that up to half of adults have suffered from some [firm / form] of mental illness at some stage in their [life / live] . Data from the Health Survey for England reveals that 25 per cent of all adults have been [diagnosis / diagnosed] with a mental health problem, while a [further / farther] 18 per cent believe they have suffered from one but have not [seen / seeing] a doctor for diagnosis. Mental health expert Andy Bell said more needed to be [done / doing] for people to get the help they need. Mr Bell said: "These [figures / figure] are another wake-up call for the NHS to ensure that mental health support is [available / availability] for people who need it when they need it. Timely [excess / access] to effective mental health treatment saves lives."

Researchers questioned 5,000 adults about their [experienced / experiences] . They found that 26 per cent of people said they had [received / receiving] a mental health illness diagnosis. According [by / to] the survey, depression was the most common form of mental illness, with 19 per cent of people saying they had suffered [from / as] the condition. Women are more [liked / likely] to suffer from mental health problems [than / over] men. Over 40 per cent of middle-aged women have been diagnosed with an illness at [same / some] point in their life. A spokeswoman from the mental health charity Sane [bemoaned / moaned] the survey's [findings / finds] . She said: "These are shocking figures…because the scale of mental illness is already known but too often [ignores / ignored] ."

 
 

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