This diagram describes some of the symptoms relating to Social Anxiety.
The Mental Health Foundation provides these statistics:
1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain
Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men
About 10% of children have a mental health problem at any one time
Depression affects 1 in 5 older people
Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population
Only 1 in 10 prisoners has no mental disorder
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in the UK and elsewhere, yet it is still under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated.
One in four people in the UK will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life.
Only about 1/5 of people with severe mental health problems and around 1/2 of those with less serious problems are in paid employment, yet 80% want to work*
Isolation and Stigmatisation
Most people say they would not want anyone to know if they developed a mental illness **
*(Stanley K & Maxwell D (2004) Fit for Purpose: The Reform of Incapacity Benefit IPPR).