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Stigma surrounding mental health needs to be broken - Mc Aleer

Published: 10 October, 2016

Sinn Féin MLA Dclan Mc Aleer said everyone should take care of their mental health and be willing to seek help if needed.

Speaking on World Mental Health Day Mr McAleer said:
"Mental Health is as important as physical health.
"It is important people are aware of signs and that we look out for each other and start a conversation with someone they are worried about.
"Often by starting a conversation, listening and talking to someone with a mental health problem can often help them on their road to recovery.
"Everyone has a responsibility and duty to break the stigma, discrimination and negative attitudes towards people who experience mental illness."