The Mental Health Foundation has launched the ‘I’m Fine’ campaign.
A study of 2,000 adults commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation has found that the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times a week, though just 19% really mean it. Almost a third of those surveyed said they often lie about how they are feeling to other people, while 1 in 10 went as far to say they always lie about their emotional state. It also revealed that 59% of us expect the answer to be a lie when we ask others “how are you feeling?”
The survey also found that men are more than twice as likely to be dishonest to others when it comes to their emotions, with 22% admitting they always lie about how they feel, compared to 10% of women. Women, however, are more likely to be hurt emotionally: 41% of women have regretted opening up to someone in the past, compared to 29% of men.
The Mental Health Foundation has launched an ‘I’m Fine’ campaign to encourage brits to open up about mental health and ‘bring back meaning’ to daily conversations.
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