Mental Health Reform calls for passage of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Mental Health Reform today expressed support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and called for its swift passage through the houses of the Oireachtas.

Speaking about the Bill, Shari McDaid, Director, said, “The misuse of alcohol plays too great a role in coping with mental and emotional distress in Ireland. It is widely recognised that alcohol is a significant factor in the self-harm and suicide of young people. The measures in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will help people to have a healthier relationship to alcohol; they form an important environmental support for improving people’s mental health and wellbeing, alongside the provision of an accessible, quality mental health support system.”

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