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Mental health on the EU agenda

On 14 October 2005, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on Mental Health to tackle mental illnesses which now affect over one in four adults in the European Union. We cannot look at mental health problems in isolation from the use of alcohol.

The consultation process on the green paper ended on 31 May 2006. Eurocare has expressed its concern in regard to alcohol in the position paper of European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and as a part of the European Platform for Mental Health.