Monthly Archives: January 2019

Mobile counseling units cannot service schools with the urgency needed


A letter writer recently called upon Guyanese to ‘say yes to life, not suicide’. We know that this person means well but if it were that easy then there would be no suicide deaths at all. The simple fact is … Continue reading

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Men overboard – ending the degrading of our women


By Tony Deyal “Well, the girls in town nowadays they wearin’ these tight, tight pants, And if you ketch them a night-time boys, well, they have no chance, So listen carefully to what the Young Killer have to say, Only … Continue reading

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Counselors must be adequately qualified


However, there are quite a number of individuals who dub themselves counselors without even a first degree in psychology, much less clinical experience. The Caribbean Voice and other concerned stakeholders are calling upon the Ministries of Public Health and Social Protection respectively to please act on this situation to protect vulnerable citizens. Continue reading

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An appeal once again for sensitive reporting on suicide


The media has an important role to play in influencing social attitudes towards and perceptions of suicide and mental illness and must therefore ensure appropriate reporting of suicide and mental illness in order to minimise harm and copycat behaviour and reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental illness. Continue reading

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