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Comment #4912273 by Joe Arthur

Joe Arthur Mar 24th 2016, 9:50 AM #

Mental Health funding is one of the first things that gets pulled when an economy gets into trouble. There’s little immediate impact, classic political short-termism (where is the incentive for long term vision?)

But of course, pulling funding on Mental Health has a significant long term cost to society, which only reveals itself years later.

And we’re just about to reap what we sowed.

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    Favourite Patrick Hurley
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    Mar 24th 2016, 10:07 AM

    Same with education, health, disability, roads, gardai, firefighters, the arts, housing, university funding and everything else that was cut. Everything was cut . Everything.

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    Favourite Jack Falltrades
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    Mar 24th 2016, 11:18 AM

    I agree with your point but at the same time I think people need to stop being so soft and offended by absolutely everything in society. No wonder people feel down if they are complaining and feeling offended most hours of the day.

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    Favourite Jack Falltrades
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    Mar 24th 2016, 11:21 AM

    Life is class and you only get one shot at it. Think about problems you had as you were growing up when you thought yr life was in ruins, things always change and get better if you give things time and keep your mind occupied.

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