Articles tagged with: Antidepressants


    31 December 2018
    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland.

    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland.

    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland. AWARE, the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland, believes that the rise in use of antidepressants suggests that more people are going...

    30 September 2016
    Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

    Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

    A recent study conducted by the NHS found that mental illness among young women in England has soared. The NHS study found that 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screened positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and that 28.2% have a mental health illness. A similar study conducted in Northern Ireland using...

    21 March 2016
    1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

    1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

    Statistics sought from the Health Minister show that a staggering 300,000 people in Northern Ireland have been prescribed antidepressant medication from their GP during 2014/15. More surprisingly however is that 500 of those people are aged under 15. Mental health charity, AWARE is the only...

    09 March 2016
    AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

    AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

    The World Health Organisation has said that a rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children is a concern.However, AWARE, the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar has today said that the rise in antidepressant...