Young People and Mental Health

Many vulnerable young adults need your support today!

  • 1 in 4 young people in Ireland will experience a mental health difficulty
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among 18-25 year old men in Ireland and the second most common cause of death generally in this age group.
  • Ireland has one of the highest suicide rates in the 14-24 age group in the EU.
  • 75% of all mental health difficulties begin before 24 years of age.


  • 1 in 6 employees in Ireland will experience a mental health difficultyMental health problems are the biggest cause of disability among young adults in society
  • If left untreated, mental health problems can cause lifelong disability and suffering, and have a major impact on personal development, education, work and physical health


Yet many of these deaths may be preventable with early clinical intervention. Between 45% and 65% suffer from treatable mental illnesses such as depression or psychosis.

Early intervention in these conditions can stop deterioration, aid recovery, and prevent relapse, giving young adults real hope in returning to a normal life.

We need your support.


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