Look After Your Mental Health

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey emphasised the importance of looking after your mental health during a visit to the Balmoral Show.

The minister was visiting his department’s exhibition stand at the King’s Hall event, which has promoting positive mental health and suicide prevention as its theme.

He said: “As many as one in five people in Northern Ireland are thought to suffer from mental health problems, yet there is still a stigma attached to this issue.

“Attitudes to mental health also have to change. We have to tackle the misunderstandings and fears of society to reduce discrimination and stigmatisation in order to allow those users of services to be fully integrated into the community.

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