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Many won't talk to GP about mental issues
[Posted: Mon 11/04/2011 by Niall Hunter, Editor www.irishhealth.com]
Nealy one-third of people say they would be reluctant to talk to their GP about mental health problems, according to our latest readers' poll.
A recent Health Research Board survey showed that over 40% of people experiencing psychological distress do not visit their doctor.
We asked our readers whether they would be reluctant to talk to their GP about mental health problems they may be experiencing.
While 62% said they would not be reluctant to talk to their doctor about these issues, 30% said they would be reluctant to raise mental health problems, while 8% were unsure.
A mental health group is seeking participants for a study on people who are not prepared to talk to their doctor about psychological problems.
SOURCE is a committee of service users with research experience attached to Cluain Mhuire Mental Health Services in South Dublin.
Source is is working on the research project on behalf of Shine, the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of those affected by mental illness.
If you are interested in participating contact SOURCE at 086 190 6979 or email email@example.com
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