The fourth installment of Dr Harry Barry’s best-selling Flagging series, Flagging Depression not only reaches out to those dealing with depression, but also their friends and family, offering vital assistance. With the current economic climate causing increased stress and depression in our day-to-day lives, mental health issues and higher suicide rates are a worrying trend. With a foreword by Paul Kelly of Console, Flagging Depression lays out a practical four step approach with particular emphasis on how to feel better, get better and stay well.
As many as 400,000 people in Ireland have depression at any one time, according to Aware, a support group for those affected by depression. Despite being so prevalent in our lives and communities, there is still lingering reluctance to talk about depression and its effects. Dr Barry, Director of Aware, is determined to break the silence and provide practical advice to those suffering from depression as well as their families and friends. His previous books – Flagging The Problem; Flagging The Therapy; and Flagging Stress – were hugely successful and proved accessible both to medical practitioners and all those affected by and interested in mental health issues.
Dr Harry Barry is a medical doctor based in County Louth. He has a particular interest in the area of mental health and has extensive experience in his practice of dealing with issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety.
He regularly features on national radio and in national print to discuss mental health issues, including Today FM and The Irish Independent.
Dr Barry was moved to write the 'Flagging' series following a particularly tragic death by suicide in a local family and is absolutely committed to seeking to counteract the disruptive effects of mental illness both locally and nationally.