Comment: Why there can never be another Milly Tuomey
We can only hope to deal with serious mental health cases among young people if we try to avert disaster early on
Last Thursday, on RTE's The Big Picture - Young and Troubled we saw the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Camhs) of south Galway sit down for a weekly meeting. They were gathered to review ongoing cases and assess those newly arrived.
Dr Cara Prior led the meeting and during its course, a fax arrived that turned out to be an urgent referral.
It was heartening to see how they immediately made time for this referral, a young man who was feeling low and had expressed suicidal thoughts.