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3 Irish people tell us why they decided to speak up about their mental health

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TALKING ABOUT HOW you’re feeling starts an open and honest conversation about mental health, which is key to breaking down the stigma and shame that surrounds depression and other mental illnesses for many people in this country.

Beginning a journey to recovery, with or without mental health difficulties, is possible for everyone, and the first step in that process is often as simple as telling someone what’s going on.

Today, Friday April 7th, marks World Health Day, and in keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Depression – Let’s Talk‘, we asked three Irish people to tell us why they decided to speak up about their own mental health. Here are their stories.

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