Mental health care needs cash injection

People with mental health issues are struggling under an ailing system (stock image)

People with mental health issues are struggling under an ailing system (stock image)

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The state of the mental health service across Northern Ireland has never been worse — and it comes at a time when more people than ever are struggling to cope.

The fact that they are also struggling to get the help they so desperately need will only see the crisis snowball further out of control.

An NI Audit Office report into mental health services has painted a very bleak picture of where we are as a country in dealing with the crisis. Of even greater concern will be that things are likely to deteriorate in the future

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