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World Mental Health Day – October 10th 2020

It’s good to talk to close friends.

It is estimated that one in four of us will experience mental health problems in our lifetime, from a low period, to more serious depression and a small number; latter who will experience severe mental health issues.

World Mental Health Day is observed each year on October 10th. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues across the world and where possible, mobilize efforts in support of mental health generally.

World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to discuss their work, and what more is required in order to make mental health care a reality for people everywhere.

Here in Tipperary, if you or someone you know is in distress the following supports are available: – View online HERE.

Help In South Tipperary:
In the first instance you are advised to contact your local GP. If same surgery it is out of normal hours you may contact Caredoc on 1850 334 999 (between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.).
Alternatively go to your nearest Emergency Department i.e. (University Hospital Waterford, Wexford General Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny or South Tipperary General Hospital.
Note: You can call the Emergency Service on 999 or 112.

Help In North Tipperary: Again you are requested to contact your local GP first and if therapy services are required, patients can be referred to some of the following day and hospital services. Same services can be viewed HERE.

You can also call the Samaritans 24/7 Listening Service on Tel: 116 123 or the 24 Hour Suicide Helpline on Tel: 1800 247 247.

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