Learning Disabilities – some stats…

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Mental health problems among people with a learning disability are often overlooked, underdiagnosed and left untreated as a result of poor understanding, awareness, evidence in this area and symptoms being mistakenly attributed to the person’s learning disability:

  • Data has shown that people with lower intellectual ability had higher rates of symptoms of common mental health problems (25%) compared to those with average (17.2%) or above-average (13.4%) intellectual functioning
  • One study found that 54% of people with a learning disability have a mental health problem
  • Children with learning disabilities are four and a half times more likely to have a mental health problem than children without a learning disability.

Click here to find and download the report from The Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-learning-disabilities

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