Failing our most vulnerable
Sir - Brendan O'Connor hit the nail on the head in his article "Listen to these 7,000 kids now, not when it's too late" (Sunday Independent, February 18).
He emphasises the importance of children getting the required psychological help when it is needed, otherwise long-term damage to many will cost them - and society - dearly in the long run.
Most psychiatric illnesses have their roots in childhood trauma. Ask the many people who have abandoned psychiatric diagnoses and sought alternative psychotherapeutic remedies.