Monthly Archives: March 2018

Suicide prevention is two-fold


IN THE context of Guyana, suicide prevention is no longer about awareness building since no one can argue that Guyanese are not fully aware of suicide in all its ramifications. And telling Guyanese to ‘say no to suicide’ actually has … Continue reading

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Depression is like a parasite


The Caribbean Voice (TCV) agrees with Ms Bonita Harris that Ms. Alecia Patterson displayed ‘courage in speaking frankly and publicly on the depression she suffered’, especially given that Guyanese are very reluctant to speak out about their experiences with mental … Continue reading

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NGOs do advocacy as well as interventions


In an article in the December 6, 2017 issue of the Global Health Now, Balogun Osunbiyi, co-founder and president of the Guyana Psychological Association (GPA) and senior psychologist of the Ministry’s Mental Health Unit, is quoted as stating, “While you … Continue reading

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Instead of parade, spend money on addressing PTSD


#donaldtrump More than 20 US soldiers commit suicide daily. There are more deaths of active duty soldiers via suicide than those who die in Afghanistan in combat. Yet this epidemic is hardly ever talked about much less addressed by the … Continue reading

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Hilary Clinton lost because…


Is Hilary Clinton to be blamed for Trump’s victory? Would another democratic presidential candidate have won? These questions continue to be debated so here’s my two cents. The real reason Hilary lost is slowly emerging and the Russian collusion is … Continue reading

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Sports as a means of addressing abuse and suicide


THE Caribbean Voice (TCV) applauds the initiative by Fruta Conquerors Football Club, in collaboration with the Titans Table Tennis Club, to organise a seminar on Child Care awareness for all coaches, team managers and parents. For a while now, the … Continue reading

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Each minute, each hour and each day is a struggle not to give in


#mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention The Caribbean Voice has been placing tremendous emphasis on strategies to deal with depression which is not only one the two states (the other being anxiety) that directly lead to suicide but which is also a growing problem … Continue reading

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