High Priority

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David Burns writes:

Following student protests on Govt diversion of €12,000,000 from 2016 mental health budget, 200 UCD Medicine students have made the following video to lobby for increased funding Ireland’s mental health services.

UCD students have raised over €100,000 for registered charity Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland so far this year. It took them 6 months to raise the money and there is a lot of anger on campus over how few TDs it takes to debate funding cuts of €12,000,000.

Ireland has one of the highest rates of youth suicide in Europe but depends largely on charities for a response rather than government policy. It is a disgraceful situation that the good work of UCD students to support one of these charities, Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, is being completely undermined by huge Govt funding cuts.

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

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