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Gardaí concerned over increase in mental health calls and suicides in Cavan and Monaghan

Jun 11, 2020 14:06 By News Northern Sound
Gardaí concerned over increase in mental health calls and suicides in Cavan and Monaghan Gardaí concerned over increase in mental health calls and suicides in Cavan and Monaghan
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Gardaí say there's been an "unfortunate" increase in mental health calls and suicides in Cavan and Monaghan. Chief Superintendent John O'Reilly said the

Gardaí say there's been an "unfortunate" increase in mental health calls and suicides in Cavan and Monaghan.

Chief Superintendent John O'Reilly said the Covid-19 restrictions have been particularly difficult for some people, with Gardaí responding to a number of suicides in the region in recent weeks.

He said it's a reality that the recent few weeks and months have caused increased stresses on people's wellbeing.

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Concern was also raised at Cavan's Joint Policing Committee meeting at the lack of supports for Gardaí who attend the scene of a suicide.

Councillor Shane P O'Reilly called on the Garda hierarchy to do more for frontline Gardaí.

Chief Superintendent John O'Reilly said they've been responding to sensitive and difficult cases recently.

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