CAMHS cuts; what’s your view?

After reading this link here, I’m wondering what your views are?

“The survey by mental health charity YoungMinds found that 34 of the 51 councils that took part had cut their spending on CAMHS since May 2010.”

With this happening, no wonder there’s so many YP struggling to cope. Surely early intervention is better then late/no intervention?

“…research showing that three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health problem, these cuts are jeopardising young people’s well-being.”

With the research showing 1-3 it’s no wonder so many are suffering in silence. The waiting list for CAMHS is long, and counsellors at schools can only talk to so many, so where do the YP turn to when they need support? More than likely, to their blog, to their diary, or even to an online internet friend. In reality, online friends can only do so much – if they’re say from the U.S. and you’re from the U.K. how would they be able to get emergency help to a YP to intervene with the danger they’re at?

Do YPs really need to attempt suicide, or get so far into their mental illness that they then get listened to? What’s your views on this?

Do you think the cuts will benefit others? Do you think there would be an increase of young suicides, either attempting or succeeding?


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