Reform suicide prevention, FF says
on 08/09/2013 16:36:11
Senator Marc Mac Sharry, the party's Health Spokesman, is urging the government to increase its budget spend to help tackle the issue ahead of World Suicide Prevention week which takes place later this week.
Mac Sharry said he believes the service needs to be restructured, expanded and for appropriate resources to be provided.
"Deal with this issue - put in place the resources to deal with it, because the reality is this is a winnable battle, but unfortunately all governments over the last number of decades have paid little more than lip service to this silent plight which is ravaging communities all over the country," he said.