Gazette launches new mental health campaign
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Let’s Talk About It will raise awareness of mental health issues and the many challenges people living with it face
The Gazette is launching a brand new campaign this week to raise awareness of mental health.
With mental health wards at North Devon District Hospital running close to capacity, and a rise in A and E admissions, we are launching Let’s Talk About It, to shine a light on mental health issues and those campaigning for change.
North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones is backing the campaign, and said: “Mental health is still, to some extent, a taboo subject. It’s also in many cases a hidden condition.
“Hopefully the Gazette’s campaign will help to change that.”
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“Its name, Let’s Talk About It, is spot on. Too often people won’t talk about how they’re feeling, and yet that can be the first clue to recognising mental health problems.
“It’s particularly true for young men. The most common cause of death among men aged between 16 and 30 isn’t cancer or car accidents or any other physical condition – tragically, it’s suicide.
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“Sadly we’ve had a number of high-profile cases here in North Devon. But I’ve met some really good organisations working hard to try and change this.”
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