09 May 2023
Needs of stroke survivors go neglected leaving many feeling suicidal.
On European Stroke Awareness Day (9 May) we highlight how stroke survivors’ needs are being neglected and suffer as a result.
A recent report by the Stroke Alliance for Europe, A life saved is a life worth living report, the unmet needs of stroke survivors in Europe, reveals that one in eight stroke survivors has suicidal thoughts, around a third of stroke survivors will become clinically depressed in the years following their stroke and up to a quarter suffer ongoing problems with anxiety.
The report brings together for the first time, research into over 80 unmet needs of stroke survivors in Europe. It concludes that more should be done to address the needs of the growing number of people surviving stroke.
For the summary report: https://www.safestroke.eu/life-saved-is-a-life-worth-living/
For support on mental health and all other stroke issues: [https://www.inme.org.tr/ ve https://bdhd.org.tr/]