Ireland is having a mental health crisis. With stories scattered across different newspapers and reports it can be difficult to keep track of the full picture. Hopefully the following collection of facts will make it easier to grasp the general situation.
Meath, Offaly, and Others.
How to help
If the government (especially during a budget surplus) can't address these issues, then it's up to us as a community to get together and do something about it. Spread the word so people can make informed voting decisions. Encourage your friends to vote. Write to your TDs and Senators how you feel about these issues. You can find all their contact details here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/contact-us/ If they don't respond let others know on social media. Reach out to those who may not be on social media. Support local journalists if you can. They don't always have the legal budget to take on certain cases. If you're going to do a protest, try and arrange it to happen in the constituency of a politician who has relevant responsibilities instead of where the problem is. However, given that these types of problems have been happening for decades maybe Ireland needs to start a Mental Health Empowerment Party... just a thought.
This post has focused on some of the consequences of problems in society. You can find a list of problems in society, underlying causes, and possible solutions here: https://mentaldiy.com/list-of-problems-in-society/
This was not an exhaustive list, and it can difficult to source information on various topics. Let us know if you want anything else highlighted.
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