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The great message of In My Room for patients and their families is that recovery from mental illness is possible

The great message of In My Room for patients and their families is that recovery from mental illness is possible

The great message of In My Room for patients and their families is that recovery from mental illness is possible

A recent campaign to recruit child psychiatrists received no applicants, according to the HSE.

Some teams in the child and adolescent mental health services are now seriously under-staffed.

The latest figures show that 1,724 children are waiting over three months to be seen.

The HSE said that all cases are triaged and urgent cases seen as a priority while those deemed to be routine are placed on a waiting list to be seen.

Many of these urgent cases are seen within days.

Seven in 10 young people whose referrals were accepted were seen within 12 weeks.

Irish Independent