Let's change the mental health system in Northern Ireland.

Let's change the mental health system in Northern Ireland.

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Ruth Mccormick started this petition to Northern Ireland NHS and

Every week in Northern Ireland men and women, young and old are dying. Dying due to the lack of help available here in Northern Ireland to assist them with mental health illnesses. The answer given is to put in referrals. The system is stretched and that time between initially seeking help and receiving the first appointment people are left alone to try and get through life. What is needed is an in-between service. Mental health illnesses can lead to people turning to alcohol, drugs or many other types of addiction as a way 'to cope'. 

Richard passed away 3 week ago at the age 27 from alcoholism caused by mental health issues. Constantly told to wait on referrals. They took forever to come, some still hadn't come through. The hurt and sadness that Richard's death has brought can't be put into words. I remember being given a lecture for 'not doing enough' yet that couldn't be further from the truth.  Our system is stretched and people are falling through the gaps. Nurse's and Doctor's are trying to help with some going way above and beyond but yet they are working themselves into the ground. Richard isn't the only person who has been in this position. Look at the news and you will see alot of young guys dying from suicide, alcoholism or other issues related to this. It's a circle, a never ending one. 

The only thing that can be done is to change things now! Change things so that the number of people dying from mental health issues in Northern Ireland decreases. So please sign this petition to show the head people of the NHS that no longer will we stand by and watch as we see people young and old dying when it could be prevented. We need them and the politician's of Northern Ireland to work towards changing this and we will be behind them. We want to take part in changing this cycle. 

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