Irish people are more likely than any other EU population to seek help from a doctor for psychological or emotional health problems, according to figures released today.
Every year, one in four European adults are affected by mental health problems, according to the latest Euro-barometer report on the state of mental well-being across the EU.
91% of Irish respondents said they had sought help for a psychological or emotional problem over the past 12 months – more than in any other country surveyed.
Irish people also topped the poll when it came to the percentage who said pain does not interfere with their physical activities.
82% of Irish people said they felt happy all or most of the time, but only 67% said they felt calm and peaceful – that’s just above the EU average of 63%, and well below the Finns at 83%.
Thats surprising. I thought we Irish were uptight about our mental health but im glad we’re not. I hope the Government corresponds and puts enough money into mental health services now.