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Mental health issues cost economy over €8 million a year, report claims

A new report has found mental health problems are costing Ireland's economy €8.2 billion every year.

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The OECD says issues like anxiety and depression are leading to the country's GDP being reduced by 3 %.

The organisation says one in six people across the EU has a mental health issue - with those people less productive and less likely to be in a job.

It's found the economic cost of mental health issues across the EU is over €600 billion.

- Digital Desk