Exposure to excessive stress and nervousness is strongly influenced by the share of time working, caring for others, or time spent in an insecure economic environment. Individuals with poor socioeconomic safety, and specifically unemployment, are also at higher threat to mental health issues. As a result, direct attribution of suicide deaths to mental health problems is tough. Nonetheless, it’s estimated that a big share of suicide deaths link back to mental health.
Is the prevalence of mental health issues reflected in self-reported life satisfaction or happiness? Overall, evidence suggests that there is a unfavorable correlation between prevalence of particular mental health disorders (melancholy and anxiousness have been the most widely assessed) and self-reported life satisfaction. This means that life satisfaction and happiness tends to be lower in people experiencing specific mental health disorders. In their estimates of total attributable disease burden, the authors concluded that mental health and substance use … Read More