Mental Health Cuts

Here is a rudimentary timeline of cuts to mental health care in Ireland over the last few years, as well as facts, figures, and failings.

 

If there is anything that is inaccurate or missing, please contact me and I will update.

 

~ Each piece in the timeline can be clicked on to bring you to the article/report online where I found the information. ~

 

 

26.06.17 – Suicidal children and adolescents getting no help

 

21.06.17 – Nine month+ delay to restoring 24/7 psychiatric services in Navan and Ardee 

 

21.06.17 – Homeless people with mental health problems having a hard time accessing help 

 

19.06.17 – Ireland has 4th highest rate of teen suicide in the EU: United Nations report 

 

17.06.17 – Reports come out that a teenager spent two weeks in an adult psychiatric facility 

Click here to read why I think this is not appropriate care for our youngsters

 

12.06.17 – Report comes out that girl thinks she is going for a termination, ends up in psychiatric unit

 

30.05.17 – HSE does not record statistics of people dying by suicide in hospital or immediately after discharge

 

26.05.17 – 11 beds (50% of total capacity) closed in children’s mental health facility due to staff shortages 

 

 

~TBC~

 

 

 

 

 

To visit the mental health sections in specific newspapers, please visit the links below.

 

 

TheJournal.ie

 

Irish Independent

 

Irish Examiner

 

The Irish Times

 

Irish Mirror

 

Broadsheet