Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee On Key Issues Affecting The Traveller Community

Traveller Mental Health: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Colette KelleherColette Kelleher (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I thank Ms Carnicer for her presentation. There were many thought provoking comments, in particular the comment that suicide is not a mental illness but an attempt to create a life without intense emotional pain, and all of the other factors that become the social determinants of mental ill health and suicide attempts. A plea was made regarding how the State and Government can watch what is happening. I welcome the visitors in the Gallery and thank them for being present. Many people are watching the meeting.


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