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Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty
42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.
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Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty
Only 58% of Dubliners are willing to work with someone with a mental health difficulty
# Stigma
'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue
Almost a fifth of people would delay seeking help for a mental health issue, due to the perceived stigma around them.
Opinion: A mental health nurse’s experience of mental health issues
I grew up thinking mental health was someone else’s problem. Then, when I was affected, my own prejudice and fear that kept me from talking about it.
Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up
After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.
Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not
In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.
# happy
Adults with learning difficulties celebrate the Green Ribbon Campaign in this uplifting video
May 2014 is Green Ribbon Month, working to reduce stigma around mental health issues.
Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.
I have bipolar disorder and have been assigned a nurse to talk with. I have kept one promise from the first day I went to visit her: no lies, none.
# Green ribbon campaign
Want to end mental health stigma? Get talking
The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get people talking about mental health and help break the stigma.