Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion to hold in­for­ma­tion evening on de­pres­sion

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AN IN­FOR­MA­TION MEET­ING on de­pres­sion will take place in the Grand Ho­tel in Wick­low on Tues­day Septem­ber 16 or­gan­ised by Wick­low Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion.

John Wills from Aware will present the evening on be­half of the or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides in­for­ma­tion and sup­port to those af­fected by de­pres­sion, their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

De­pres­sion is es­ti­mated to af­fect more than 400,000 peo­ple liv­ing in Ire­land at any one time. Peo­ple have a one in three chance of be­ing af­fected.

Symp­toms in­clude sleep dis­tur­bance, poor con­cen­tra­tion, low self es­teem, lack of en­ergy, ap­petite prob­lems, anx­i­ety, loss of in­ter­est in hob­bies and in some cases sui­ci­dal thoughts or be­hav­iour.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Aware and its ser­vices call 01 661 7211 or visit The Aware lo­Call Help line is avail- able 365 days a year for lo­cal call rates from any­where in the coun­try. The help line of­fers a lis­ten­ing ear to any­one af­fected by de­pres­sion.

The in­for­ma­tion meet­ing is open to all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and is free. It starts at 8 p.m..

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the talk, con­tact Michael at (086) 8385584 or Char­lie at (086) 2124211 or email wick­low­men­tal­

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