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Wicklow Young People Waiting Up To 15 Weeks For Mental Health Treatment.

Over half of young women, aged 22, were over the threshold for depression during the covid 19 pandemic.

Over half of young women, aged 22, were over the threshold for depression during the covid 19 pandemic.
Research conducted by the ESRI in 2020 found the pandemic resulted in poorer mental health in both young men and women.Figures released to Sinn Fein by the HSE show 77 young people in Wicklow are waiting an average of 15 weeks for a first appointment at the Jigsaw youth mental health service .Sinn Fein TD for Wicklow John Brady has called on the Minister for Health to provide funding to help address the issue.

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