Author: Hannah Ní Shúilleabháin

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Hannah Ni'Shuilleabhain is an Irish-American freelancer with a passion for environmental and local-community news. Since graduating in journalism from Northwestern University, Hannah has relocated to Ireland and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in Irish rural and development work.

MENTAL HEALTH: Communities trying but can’t fill all the gaps, says Mick Kearns

In responding to mental health needs, Lisheen House in Skibbereen in West Cork is a great example of what communities can achieve by themselves. However, the gaps are glaring in the country’s mental health services. As co-founder Mick Kearns tells Hannah Ní Shúilleabháin, independent community-based, volunteer-managed services cannot fill all the gaps. Rather than wait however, Lisheen House is expanding its service to two more towns.

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