Monthly Archives: October 2017

Guyana Government Must Give Meaning to Its Anti-Domestic Violence Rhetoric


India’s Supreme Court earlier this month, struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. The judgment stated that girls under 18 would be able to charge their husbands with rape, as long as … Continue reading

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Book: Slices of Life


Please read my book, ‘Slices of Life’, a collection of short stories and share your views. I need a certain amount of readers to get it published. https://www.inkitt.com/stories/drama/169310

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Empathic Communication a viable tool in suicide prevention


As parents and teenagers usually do, a young lady had an argument with her mother. When the mother proceeded to verbally abuse her daughter, as far too many mothers do, the daughter angrily exclaimed ‘Me feel fuh tek wan dose … Continue reading

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Mental Health Care Fundamentals


The Caribbean Voice notes that a recent editorial on mental health in a local newspaper was significant for what it omitted as much as what was included. So we offer the following: The World Health Organization has long stressed the … Continue reading

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Self Esteem and Coping Skills


In 2000, a landmark study – The Shadow of Death: A recent study of suicides in Guyana, Incidence, Causes and Solutions – reported that the majority of those committing suicide were young males below the age of 35 years. They … Continue reading

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Alcohol is not a root cause for abuse; it’s a trigger


Post on facebook recently: “International Women’s Day event at Theatre Guild organised by UG and UNICEF…I told them the main culprit was alcohol abuse, reduce it and you will reduce domestic abuse, suicide, noise, drunk driving, etc etc.” Comment on … Continue reading

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The Media and Mental Health Coverage


The Caribbean Voice notes a letter recently in the print media calling for legislation to prevent media reportage on suicide from fostering the Werther Effect or copycatting. The fact is that the media has an important role to play in … Continue reading

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