Better Mental Health Services in Ireland!

Better Mental Health Services in Ireland!

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Chloe Ellis started this petition to Michael Ryan and

Mental Health Services in Ireland is not good enough. The waiting lists for the public Mental Health Sector is beyond a joke.

Most organisations offer just 12 one hour counselling sessions. This is the maximum amount anyone can access, upon completion of the sessions you’re either discharged or sent to another where you will have to repeat everything you’ve already discussed. If you need more intense treatment you are again left on a waiting list for many months. For suicidal people and people suffering greatly with their mental illnesses this is completely unacceptable. We cannot pause our struggles until a time slot becomes available for us to de group our pain and suffering!

If your mental health was life threatening and you decided to or were told you need to be admitted into a psychiatric hospital by a medical professional or otherwise, you would not be admitted unless you had already attempted to take your own life, someone else’s or you were in an obviously distressed condition physically and mentally. If you do get admitted into a psychiatric hospital you will likely be discharged less than a week after admission regardless of your mental state to free up a bed for others “worse off than you”! We all deserve access to the treatment we need when we need it without feeling like we are overstaying our welcome in a place where we are supposed to heal!

The aim of this petition is to eradicate the current views on mental health and push the government to review their regulations! The government need to fund for more psychiatric hospitals/organisations and make it much more accessible to the 18.5% of our entire population suffering with mental health issues. Too many of our loved ones are dying because of our broken system!

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