Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. It is estimated that in four people has a mental health problem at some point, which can affect their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health problems can affect anyone. Without support and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on the individual and those around them.
Every year in Ireland, about 20,000 people are admitted to psychiatric hospitals and about 500 people commit suicide.
This website has been developed by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (www.nosp.ie) as part of the ‘Your Mental Health’ awareness campaign, which aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland. This is particularly important in the present economic climate when we are under financial pressures, losing our job or facing relationship difficulties.
If you are under 18 please go to www.letsomeoneknow.ie where you will find age appropriated information and advice. The ‘Let Someone Know’ campaign is a recent recipient of the Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award
Guide and Resources on mental health issues.