Mental Health Service Users Still Being Treated Like “Second-Class Citizens”

With the Mental Health Commission’s report outlining that many mental health patients are still being treated like ‘second-class citizens’ – and that in some cases residents are being admitted to ‘outdated and unclean premises’ without a meaningful care plan for recovery – are we doing enough to provide supports for those among the most vulnerable in our society? Are our mental health services up to scratch? And are people being put off seeking treatment?

On Friday, Gavin spoke with Spanish Point native Grace Harrison, a Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works in Ennis and elsewhere.