Senator Joan Freeman Calls Attention to Mental Health Issues

Senator Joan Freeman calls attention to the ever-growing issue of mental health not only in Ireland but across Europe. 
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Joan Freeman

Joan Freeman is a mental health activist, an independent politician who has served as a senator since May 2016, and a psychologist with over 30 years experience. In 2006, Freeman founded Pieta House, a national mental health services charity. Freeman also ran in the 2018 Irish presidential election.

Freeman resigned from Pieta House in 2014, in order to concentrate on developing Solace House, a similar charity based in New York City launched in 2015. The service was initially created to serve the Irish diaspora in New York, but has since supported and counselled people from many different nationalities.

Joan Freeman

Joan Freeman is a mental health activist, an independent politician who has served as a senator since May 2016, and a psychologist with over 30 years experience. In 2006, Freeman founded Pieta House, a national mental health services charity. Freeman also ran in the 2018 Irish presidential election.

Freeman resigned from Pieta House in 2014, in order to concentrate on developing Solace House, a similar charity based in New York City launched in 2015. The service was initially created to serve the Irish diaspora in New York, but has since supported and counselled people from many different nationalities.