A LIMERICK man who feels he was let down by the mental health services at a time of crisis is to address the Dáil on his experiences, calling for better provision of services.
Brian Hayes (33), a father of two from St Mary’s Park, is deeply disillusioned after he was sent in distress to the HSE Mid West Community Healthcare mental health crisis service at the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick last month.
In a subsequent interview with the Limerick Post, he claimed he was “sent away with a lists of numbers” when he had expected some form of immediate help and support.
Limerick Aontú representative Sarah Beasley added that if provided with a vacant site, LTSP would refurbish it at their own expense. Such a base, she believes, will provide dignity, privacy from onlookers and sanctuary for those these Limerick heroes help.
“It is a small ask for an organisation that is on the frontline of our mental health crisis, intervening in crucial moments for those in their darkest hours,” she said.
Anyone affected by mental health issues can contact The Samaritans on 116123, Pieta House on 1800 247 247, or the Crisis Text Line on 086 1800 280.