Govt Calls On People Suffering With Depression To Get Help

The Government is calling for anyone who is feeling down to reach out and get help.

Minister of State for Mental Health, Helen McEntee, made the call on World Health Day today, 07 April.

Minister McEntee said: "The first step to receiving help is to reach out and talk to someone, be that a friend, work colleague, family member or through services such as the Samaritan helpline.

"There has been great progress in reducing the stigma of mental health issues, but we know that there is still work to be done. It is only through communicating and sharing our experiences that we can learn how best to address and recognise the issues that face us all.

"Depression can impact in a variety of ways, and at worst it can lead to suicide. However, we also know that there are things we can do to help and to prevent depression."


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