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Video column: Why is the link between mental health and alcohol so controversial?

The Irish public increasingly aware of the importance of mental health – but the role that alcohol plays in psychological problems remains taboo to many, says Katie Varvos.

Katie Varvos

THE STIGMA SURROUNDING mental health issues is fading in Ireland as more and more people talk candidly about their experiences.

However, while the public is increasingly aware of the importance of psychological well-being, the link that alcohol has to poor mental health remains controversial… why is this?

Uploaded by Katie Varvos

Katie Varvos is a Canadian-born, Dublin-based vlogger who created the ‘The Unemployed Graduate’- a show about current news and issues. She is a recent graduate, with a BA in Journalism and MPhil in International Relations from Trinity.

Each week she discusses a range of topics, asks for your opinions and gives away some pretty awesome prizes. Check out The Unemployed Graduate’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

We’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email opinions@thejournal.ie

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