Woman with Bipolar disorder ‘devastated’ as staff shortage means 6 months wait for specialist

depressionA Donegal woman with depression and Bipolar disorder is said to be devastated after being told she may have to wait up to six months to see a HSE mental health specialist.

The woman, and at least one other, were informed that their Out-Patient Clinic appointments in Falcarragh were cancelled due to staff shortage and a new date for an appointment could not be given.

The woman's friend, Lynn McDevitt says she is devastated by the news which has lead to her condition worsening.

The health campaigner says people with mental health problems are being ignored: