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From TheJournal.ie Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty Green Ribbon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty Green Ribbon

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A mental health nurse’s experience of mental health issues Green Ribbon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up Green Ribbon Campaign

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not Self Esteem

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good. Mental Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Want to end mental health stigma? Get talking 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.