'Stroke survivors need mental health support'
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Stroke survivors 'need mental health support'

The majority of Northern Ireland's 37,000 stroke survivors have experienced a mental health problem, according to the Stroke Association.

The charity has said those problems can include anxiety, depression or even suicidal thoughts.

Carla Thompson, a mother of three from Bangor in County Down, had a stroke when she was 28.

She believes there should be more support for stroke survivors after they leave hospital.

  • 18 Jun 2019