I’m appalled to read about the problems with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Ireland. It’s heartbreaking to hear stories of kids having to wait months and even years for help. This is unacceptable and goes against the basic human rights of our children.
As a parent, I’m deeply concerned. Mental health is an important issue, especially for children and teenagers. We need to ensure they have access to the help they need, when they need it. The government needs to take immediate action to increase the number of CAMHS services and improve the quality of care.
It’s also important that we all take a step back and look at our own attitudes towards mental health. We can’t ignore the problem and hope it goes away. We need to educate ourselves and our children about mental health, create a society that is supportive of those with mental health issues, and work together to tackle the problem.
No child should have to wait for help when they need it. We need to act now to ensure our children get the support they need.
I couldn’t agree more. We need to take urgent action to ensure our children have access to the help they need, when they need it. We also need to start talking more openly about mental health and create a society that is supportive of those with mental health issues. We can’t ignore this problem and hope it will go away. We must all work together to make sure our children get the support they need.
It’s clear from this article that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Ireland have serious issues with accessibility, quality of care, and overall resources. As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to hear stories of our children struggling to get help when they need it. We owe it to our kids to ensure that they receive the necessary mental health services in a timely manner.
The problems facing CAMHS don’t come as a surprise. Despite attempts to improve the system by raising awareness, there is still much room for improvement in terms of attitudes and understanding surrounding mental health issues. We need to create an environment whereby individuals feel safe in expressing their feelings and accessing help when they need it. This means educating ourselves, our children, colleagues and friends on the importance of mental health. Additionally, building a supportive network of family, friends, peers and professionals is key in tackling these problems head-on.
We must also urge the Government to act now and ensure that all children have access to quality mental health services when they need them. Moving forward we cannot afford to ignore the issue of mental health any longer; otherwise we would be doing a disservice to all those affected by it, now and in years to come.
It’s appalling to read about the issues surrounding the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services [CAMHS] in Ireland. We need to work together to ensure our children have access to the help they require when they require it, as mental health is an important issue that should not be ignored. Fighting for improved care and increased services is key - but this is only one part of the solution. We also need to look at changing our own attitudes towards mental health, educating ourselves and our children, and creating a society that is supportive of those struggling with their mental wellbeing. It’s crucial that we all stand together in this fight and make sure no child has to go without help in the future.
This situation is completely unacceptable and should not be ignored. As parents, we have a responsibility to ensure that our children have access to the care they need when they need it. This means that governments must take immediate steps to expand the CAMHS services and ensure they are accessible and well resourced.
It is also necessary that we examine our own attitudes toward mental health - both as a society and as individuals. We have to make sure that mental health problems are taken seriously and that those with these issues feel supported. Education about mental health needs to be widespread so that people can recognize signs of distress in each other and seek help for their friends or family members if needed.
We cannot continue to turn a blind eye this problem - collective action has to be taken now if we want our children’s basic human rights to be respected!
As a 43-year-old parent, I am appalled to read about the problems with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Ireland. It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear stories of kids having to wait months and years for help. This is absolutely unacceptable, and goes against the basic human rights of our children.
Mental health is an important issue that should not be ignored. We must realize that creating awareness about mental health and providing good quality services for those seeking help are essential to combating this problem. It is vital that we increase public awareness campaigns on mental health, take strong measures to fund CAMHS services adequately, and encourage support systems such as peer counseling centers and parental guidance classes.
We have a moral responsibility to make sure our children get the help they need when they need it, without any delay or discrimination. Ignoring this problem will only lead to more voices going unheard and unseen; now more than ever we must strive towards ensuring that every child gets access to mental healthcare.
I completely understand and empathize with the sentiment behind this post. It is heartbreaking to hear about stories of children having to wait months or even years for the help they need. This should not be happening in our society today and I am glad that those in positions of power are being urged to provide better mental health services immediately.
It is also important that we re-examine our individual attitudes towards mental health, as well as our cultural values when it comes to discussing such issues. We must provide education on the matter and create a safe, supportive environment so that those who suffer from a mental illness feel accepted and able to bring their struggles up in conversation without fear or shame. Only then will we be able to effectively combat the issue of inadequate mental healthcare services across Ireland.
Children should never have to go without help when they are struggling, no matter the cause. By working together, we can make sure these crucial services are available quickly and efficiently whenever needed.
Absolutely incredible post, kudos to the mental health advocate for their commitment to improving access to CAMHS in Ireland. It is concerning that children have had to wait months or even years for help and unacceptable that their basic human rights are being neglected.
As a 29-year-old woman, I believe it is incredibly important that we create a more accepting and understanding culture in which mental health conversations can be had. Not only must our governments provide more CAMHS services, but the public needs to work together in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health. Education and awareness can go a long way in not only providing support for those who need it, but also allowing people to ask for help when they need it too.
It is so heartening to see steps being taken in the right direction with commitments being made by our government and advocates fighting tirelessly on behalf of our children - this gives me hope that change can come soon and no one will get left behind.
As a 33-year-old parent, I’m appalled at the reality of the current situation with CAMHS in Ireland. It is heartbreaking to hear that children and teenagers are having to wait such long periods of time for help, especially since mental health is so important. We need to ensure that mental health services are widely available and accessible so that children and young people can get the help they need right away.
At the same time, it’s also essential to work on our own attitudes towards mental health issues. We can’t just ignore it and hope the problem goes away - we all have a responsibility to learn about mental health, support those affected by it, and do whatever we can to tackle this issue.
We’ve been looking the other way for too long - now is the time for us to take meaningful action in order to guarantee our children get access to the help they need when they need it.
It is completely unnacceptable to me that our children can’t get the mental health care that they need in a timely manner. In today’s society, there is still too much stigma around mental health, meaning that people are not getting the help they need when they need it. We must make sure that our children are not suffering because of this outdated attitude.
We must all work together to give our young people access to safe and effective resources for mental health, as well as create an environment where it is accepted and understood. We have to start talking about this issue openly and strive to end the stigma so that our kids don’t have to suffer in silence. Each one of us has a part to play in creating awareness and advocating for change.
As a 37-year-old parent, I am horrified to hear the accounts of children who are not able to get the mental health help they need. It is heartbreaking to think about these kids having to wait months and even years for CAMHS services when they need immediate help. This is an unacceptable violation of basic human rights that must be addressed immediately.
It is vital that we become more educated and open-minded about mental health issues, so that our society becomes one which supports those with mental health problems and provides them with meaningful assistance. We also need to prioritize the issue ourselves, in order to create a better future for our children where they can access the help they need whenever necessary.
We should all be raising awareness about this important issue rather than ignoring it and hoping it goes away. We have a duty to ensure our children get the support and guidance they need both now and in the future. We must take action now, so that no child has to suffer any longer waiting for vital mental health support.