“๐—•๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก” system failing those with mental health issues

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Leah Cull Arigna

Leah Cull calls for greater action after losing father and brother in space of five years.

Leah Cull loved living on โ€œthe highest peakโ€ of the Arigna mountains in Co Roscommon but after losing her father and brother there โ€œI believe it is cursedโ€.

In May 2014, Oweney Cull, then in his early 40s, died by suicide a few fields away from the family home. On a wet night last August his son James (20) went to the same place and took his life.

Leah says both men reached out for help but were met with a โ€œbrokenโ€ mental health service which failed them.

โ€œI know the system was bunched before Simon Harris was even born but where is the leadership?โ€ asked the 23-year-old. โ€œAs a nation, we are great now at saying โ€˜Itโ€™s okay to not feel okayโ€™ but there is nothing after that. There is nowhere to go unless you have a few thousand euro and can go into a private ward.

โ€œI think the Government has normalised suicide the way it has normalised homelessness,โ€ she says.
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