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Mental health problems revealed by MPs

16th July 2008

A survey has revealed that almost one-fifth of MPs have suffered mental health problems at some time.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health also found 86% thought being an MP was stressful. One in three of the 94 MPs who took part in the survey said colleagues’ attitudes and the possibility of a hostile media reaction prevented openness about mental health issues. The group’s report criticised the law forcing MPs to give up their seats for life if they are sectioned for six months under the Mental Health Act.


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