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How To Rock A Mental Health Pub Quiz

This pub quiz idea was inspired by Time To Change, which I want to give them credit for as they close their operation down due to funding. They were a great resource for helping workers look after their mental health, and I’m trying to adapt as much of their stuff as I can to keep the momentum they started going.

 

I’ve created two potential pub quizzes that you could do with other people, which will also be available as PDF downloadable in this article. So don’t forget to grab your own copy. If you want to test yourself, why not try answering the question as you read through the article and let me know the results in the comments section at the end,

 

Traditional Style Mental Health Pub Quiz

 

Questions

 

Q1

According to the Mental Health Foundation, what percentage of adults have found themselves unable to cope with the stress caused by their appearance and body image?

a. 5%.

b.15%.

c. 30%.

d. 50%.

 

Q2

What percentage of males have a binge eating disorder, according to Eating Disorder Hope?

a. 10%.

b. 20%.

c. 30%.

d. 40%.

 

Q3

The NHS and Time to Change both estimate how many people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year

 

Alternatively, for my American readers.

 

The Mental Health Disorder Statistics provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine estimate how many people in the US will experience a mental health issue each year?

a. 1 in 10.

b. 1 in 8.

c. 1 in 6.

d. 1 in 4.

 

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Q4

What is the global percentage of people with a mental health condition, according to Our World in Data?

a. 10.7%.

b. 7.5%.

c. 3.3%.

d. 1.1%.

 

Q5

According to the WHO, how many people are estimated to die due to suicide each year globally?

a. 1,000,000.

b. 800,000.

c. 500,000.

d. 225,000.

 

Q6

Rank these in order of the most common form of mental illness

Schizophrenia

Anxiety

Depression

Bipolar

 

Q7

Which of these is a common symptom of schizophrenia?

a. Hallucinations & delusions.

b. Violent behaviour.

c. Split personality.

d. Rapid heartbeat.

 

Q8

Which statement about OCD is the most accurate?

a. Everyone is a little bit OCD.

b. People with OCD experience frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions or impulses.

c. People with OCD have frequent intrusive thoughts.

d. People with OCD just like things to be clean and tidy.

 

Q9

True or false, people with a mental health condition are more likely to commit a crime?

 

Q10

What is the global estimate of substance abuse according to Our World in Data?

a. 113 million people.

b. 138 million people.

c. 152 million people.

d. 164 million people.

 

The picture is split in two with the top image being of a pub sign that says - How To Rock A Mental Health Pub Quiz - and the bottom image is of a group of people filling in a quiz/test

 

Q11

Which of these famous historical figures experienced mental health problems?

a. Abraham Lincoln.

b. Winston Churchill.

c. Florence Nightingale.

d. Charles Dickens.

 

Q12

According to the World Health Organisation, how much does mental health cost the global economy?

a. $1 billion.

b. $10 billion.

c. $100 billion.

d. $1 trillion.

 

Q13

Which country’s Prime Minister was re-elected in 2001 after publicly taking time off for depression?

a. Poland.

b. Norway.

c. Mexico.

d. United Kingdom.

 

Q14

What percentage of countries don’t have any mental health legislation according to the World Health Organisation?

a. 2%.

b. 10%.

c. 17%.

d. 25%.

 

Q15

According to the World Bank, what percentage of the global child and adolescent population suffers from mental, neurological, or substance use disorders?

a. 20%.

b. 15%.

c. 10%.

d. 5%.

 

Q16

Which of the following ISN’T a personality disorder?

a. Depressed.

b. Paranoid.

c. Schizoid.

d. Histrionic.

 

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Answers

 

Q1: c. 30%.

Q2: d. 40%.

Q3: d. 1 in 4.

Q4: a. 10.7%.

Q5: b. 800,000.

Q6: Correct order: Anxiety with 284m, Depression with 264m, Bipolar with 46m, and Schizophrenia with 20m, according to Our World in Data.

Q7: a. Hallucinations & delusions.

Q8: b. People with OCD experience frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions or impulses.

Q9: False, people with mental health conditions are more likely to be a victim of crime than to be a perpetrator.

Q10: d. 164 million people.

Q11: a. b. c. and d. Each of these people experienced some sort of mental illness. Abraham Lincoln experienced depression according to friends and colleagues, in which they described his “melancholy” and “blue spells”. Churchill described his depression as described as being his “black dog”. Experts believe that Florence Nightingale had bipolar disorder, and Charles Dickens would fall into a period of depression when he started a new book, which would lift as the work progressed.

Q12: d. $1 trillion.

Q13: b. Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik announced in 1998 that he was experiencing a depressive episode, and took three weeks of sick leave before returning to office. Bondevik said he received thousands of supportive letters.

Q14: d. 25%.

Q15: a. 20%.

Q16: a. Depressed.

 

To download the quizzes and answer sheets, just click on one of the buttons for the UK or the US. Sorry, I couldn’t do one for each country.

Pub Quiz – UK

Button to download a UK PDF

Pub Quiz Answers – UK

Button to download a UK PDF

Pub Quiz – US

Button to download a US PDF

Pub Quiz Answers – US

Button to download a US PDF

 

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Myth Or Fact: Pub Quiz

 

Give each team a card that says Myth and Fact and instruct them to put the rest of the cards you’ll give them either in the Myth or Fact pile. You’ll then go through the answers at the end.

 

Statements

 

People can’t work if they have a mental illness

Poor mental health increases the risk of developing long-lasting (chronic) physical health conditions

People with mental health illnesses are usually violent and unpredictable

Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems

It’s easy for young people to talk to friends about their feelings

People with mental health problems can snap out of it if they try hard enough

Mental illness is very common

You should be able to get through mental health problems on your own

The stigma and discrimination around a mental illness can be worse than the condition itself

Self-harming isn’t a mental illness

3 in 4 mental illnesses start in before your turn 24

Only military personnel and veterans suffer from PTSD

 

An image of a stamp that says Myth vs Fact

 

Answers

MythFact
People can’t work if they have a mental illness

1 in 4 people is affected by mental health issues, many of which are successful business leaders, politicians, and sports stars
Poor mental health increases the risk of developing long-lasting (chronic) physical health conditions

According to the CDC, poor mental health increases the risk of developing a physical health condition like heart disease, stroke, and/or cancer
People with mental health illnesses are usually violent and unpredictable

People with a mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence than to be a perpetrator of it
Mental illness is very common

Globally, 10.7% of the population has a mental illness, according to the World Health Organisation.
Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems

Anyone can develop a mental health problem, with many factors from genes, injury, and family history all being at play
The stigma and discrimination around a mental illness can be worse than the condition itself

In a recent survey, 58% of people reported that stigma and discrimination is equally as damaging or harder to deal with than the condition itself. 87% also stated they’d experienced discrimination due to mental health problems
It’s easy for young people to talk to friends about their feelings

Young people experience and fear discrimination just like adults do, with nearly three in four young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health problems
Self-harming isn’t a mental illness

Self-harm isn’t a mental illness but it is a symptom of a mental distress
People with mental health problems can snap out of it if they try hard enough

This simply isn’t true, and please don’t say this to someone who’s experiencing issues with their mental health. People experiencing mental health can recover, but it often takes time
3 in 4 mental illnesses start in before your turn 24

According to the CDC, half of all mental illness occurs before someone turns 14, with three-quarters of mental illness beginning before the age of 24

The Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012 for the UK supports this, finding that 75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday
You should be able to get through mental health problems on your own

While it is possible to get through mental health problems on your own, not everyone can, and nor should you have to. There is nothing wrong with seeking support
Only military personnel and veterans suffer from PTSD

Anyone can suffer from PTSD, as people develop it as a response to trauma they’ve experienced, such as crime and childbirth.

 

Click here to download a copy of the Myth or Fact pub quiz book. Just cut along the lines to turn them into cards.

 

Myth or Fact button to download PDF of the myth or fact quiz book

 

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46 thoughts on “How To Rock A Mental Health Pub Quiz

  1. I enjoyed having my go at the quiz and then learning by the right answers at the bottom. I also love your myth and fact table! I love that it is printable and easy to turn into cards. Educational games are my favorite. 🙂

  2. These are great resources that could be easily shared with friends or coworkers — I love how accessible you made them with the downloads!

  3. I genuinely love this idea. People always compete on their knowledge, yet when it comes to mental health, a lot of people are shockingly ignorant and uneducated. Doing a quiz like this not only helps raising awareness but also improves knowledge on this important issue. Well done 🙂

  4. Great Post! Some answers I knew, and some I didn’t. There is huge stigma related with mental illness. I follow a blog, and she too blogging about her own struggles with mental illness, admits that stigma is attached, once you opened up about it, or on medications etc. There is another guy who too is furious about people attitude towards mental illness. He wrote a book about his own mental illness, and wanted to raise charity, and unable to, because people are not cooperating. Blogs like yours as well others are making a lot of difference in telling them, as well as and the rest of the world that they are not alone.

  5. This is such a great way to bring awareness about a topic that is usually ignored by many. Thank you for doing this!

  6. Thank you for sharing this quiz. There is so much that we think we know about mental health, but this just proves that there is still much more we need to learn. Thank you for bring awareness.

    xo Erica

  7. I’ve heard of pub trivia nights before, but never one with a mental health quiz. What a great idea! It’s such an important topic and this is a great way to generate conversation. I definitely learned some new things from the quizzes too!

  8. What a great way to raise mental awareness. The statistics of the quiz are beyond startlingly. Mental health is so important all the time (not just during a pandemic). Your blog always has such insightful ideas about coping (and helping our loved ones cope). Thank you for your bravery to share your stores, resources and ideas to bring awareness to others.

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