Call for need to normalise the issue of mental health

Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes has found while 57 percent of people are comfortable discussing their emotional health, just 9 percent are happy to discuss a mental illness. 

The study looked at the attitudes of over 1,000 Irish adults
Spokesperson Shane Kelly says more needs to be done to make us comfortable discussing our mental health: 

“it is surprising, and I suppose what the survey is telling us is that everybody does report to us 'I've no problem talking about it, I'm really happy to talk and get help if I have a problem – but I have a massive fear of ever having a problem'” he said. 

“So I suppose we need to have a normalisation of mental health awareness” he added.