A south east doctor has warned about the consequences of failing to publicly campaign about depression in a manner similar to road safety and heart health.
Wexford-based Dr David Curtis said that it was incumbent on legislators and health professionals to bring depression, suicide and mental health onto more a visible, audible forum. And, he added, time was of the essence in tackling this issue.
“What’s been achieved by the Road Safety Authority in terms of reducing death and serious injury on our roads is laudable and represents a fantastic success story,” he said at a ‘Lean On Me’ seminar on Monday.