Linn Dara

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Elizabeth McCrave, from Dundalk outside Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda with her daughter Dearbhla (13) who has been there for more than nine weeks with severe anorexia. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 13-year-old girl with severe anorexia, who has been refusing to eat for days at a time since last year, has been in a general hospital for more than(...)

Sorcha Dunne (20) says she feels unable to overcome her illness without specialist in-patient treatment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin woman, who has spent her last four birthdays in hospital battling severe anorexia, is appealing for specialist eating disorder services for a(...)

Illustration: iStock/The Irish Times

“Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.” I hear those words in St Frances Clinic at Temple Street Children’s Hospital(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers said improving mental health services and reducing waiting lists “has to be a priority”.  Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times

Almost half of HSE youth mental health service teams have staff vacancies, giving rise to waiting lists, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Staff sho(...)

“Nobody is helping our child who is literally screaming out for help. I know I’m not alone – there are others in the same boat out there.” Photograph: iStockphoto

Imagine the desperation of being the mother of a 10-year-old boy who “wants to be dead” every single day of his life. Or having to sleep next to your (...)

 Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: he told the Dáil on Tuesday that Minister of State for Health Helen McEntee was in regular   contact with the HSE regarding  Linn Dara children’s mental health facility.  Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

No patient will be discharged from the Linn Dara children’s mental health facility in Dublin over bed shortages, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “Let(...)