Monthly Archives: September 2019

Faith leaders can be critical in addressing suicide and abuse


The Caribbean Voice (www.caribvoice.org) is a US and Guyana registered volunteer driven, not for profit NGO focused on suicide and all forms of abuse prevention in Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and St Vincent & the Grenadines (in partnership … Continue reading

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No optimal health without good mental health


IN 1984 the World health Organization defined optimal health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” With elections around the corner, The Caribbean Voice urges all political parties … Continue reading

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Bipartisan approach needed to decriminalise suicide


Director of the Mental Health Institute, Dr. Util Richmond-Thomas, was recently quoted in the media as being “in full support of the decriminalisation of suicide and self-harm in Guyana”. The Director is the latest in a long line of government … Continue reading

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Tackling Agro-poison Suicides


Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence has been quoted in the local media as stating that “investigations ought to be conducted in suicide deaths caused by the intake of pesticides or other toxic chemicals, to ascertain whether safety and best practices … Continue reading

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