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Addressing mental health must be a priority

September 26, 2012 1:36 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Health, John Pugh MP said:

"Mental illness affects a large number of people of all ages, from all walks of life, yet only one in four who suffers, seeks help. Without the right treatment it can ruin lives.

"Since coming into government, Liberal Democrats have made funding for mental health a priority, but we still have a long way to go to improve awareness and the provision of mental health services so more people seek help.

"The human costs of untreated mental illness can't be quantified but any additional costs to the public purse would be more than recouped in savings to the NHS and the overall economy.

"The Coalition Government has made real progress in addressing underprovision in mental health but more needs to be done and Liberal Democrats today promised we will ensure it remains a priority."

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