Our Survey Results

We did a survey on a group of 151 people asking questions in order to get a general view of depression.

 

1.       How would you describe your general mood on a scale of 1-10?

1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 4 1 10 23 32 39 23 17

 

 

2. Which of The following do you feel would affect your mental health, please tick :

  • Sleeping Pattern,
  • Eating habits,
  • Sporting activities,
  • Hobbies,
  • Social Outings,
  • School
Sleeping Pattern Eating Habits Sporting Activities Hobbies Social Outings School None
114 46 61 47 59 76 1

 

 

3. If you have any problems that are bothering you, do you feel comfortable confiding in others and if so who:

  • Parents
  • Counsellor
  • Friends
  • pets
  • relatives
  • teachers
Parents Counsellor Friends Pets Relatives Teachers
77 21  87 30    24  19

 

4. If you’re feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself back up again?

Below are some of the more popular answers :

  • Eat,
  • Read
  • Listen to music
  • Talk to friends
  • Nothing
  • Walk dog
  • Think about the good things
  • Talk about it
  • Go to sleep
  • Draw
  • Watch television                                                                                                                 
  • Play sports/Exercise
  • Playing video game
  • Play musical instrument
  • Smile

 

5. How would you define depression?

Below were the most common answers:

  • When you feel empty and meaningless
  • Don’t know
  • When you feel hopeless
  • Constant melancholy
  • Continuously being upset about something
  • Constant sadness and negative thoughts
  • When you are always in a bad mood
  • Depression can  be a mental problem or can be a disease and it may be very serious
  • Being very sad
  • Long periods of despair
  • Just being sad all the time
  • When you’re in a bad mood
  • Being stressed
  • Feeling down the whole time
  • When you’re not happy about life
  • When you’re mad
  • When no matter what you always feel sad
  • Feeling bad about yourself
  • Not seeing a positive future
  • When you don’t want to talk to somebody about your problems
  • Feeling extremely low and thinking that there is no sign of hope
  • Chemical imbalance in the brain
  • Hating life
  • Not talking to anyone, avoiding people
  • Being easily upset about something or someone and don’t feel like talking
  • Not wanting to do anything
  • When people are disappointed in themselves but don’t know how to overcome it.
  • Not enjoying life
  • A consistent bad mood which engulfs you

 

6. How important do you think mental health is on a scale of 1-10?

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
0 0 3 1 2 14 27 13 26 65

 

7. Would you confront a friend of yours if you felt that they were showing symptoms of mental health problems?

Yes No Don’t know
86 55 10

 

8. What do you think the symptoms of mental health problems entail?

Below were the most popular answers:

  • Not sleeping
  • Bad eating habits
  • Wanting to be alone
  • I don’t know
  • Mood swings
  • Tiredness
  • Being made upset easily
  • Outbursts
  • Being sad
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Being cranky

9. Are you uncomfortable answering questions about your mental health ?

Yes No
122 29

 

10. Do you feel depression effects a certain type of people e.g. teenagers, elderly people?

Below were the most popular answers:

  • Teenagers
  • All people
  • Younger people
  • Older people

 

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