Monthly Archives: October 2019

Basket of measures needed for suicide prevention


The Caribbean Voice (www.caribvoice.org), 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 with sister … Continue reading

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Use of technology to improve mental health care


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. In fact nearly two billion people suffer from mental illnesses every year. … Continue reading

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What are the protocols pertaining to minors?


A RECENT article in the media stated that, “…a 15-year-old girl who attempted to take her own life has been placed in the National Psychiatric Hospital…She was reportedly placed there with only a piece of sponge to sleep on, which … Continue reading

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Suicide is not about culture


The Caribbean Voice (www.caribvoice.org), 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 with sister … Continue reading

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Suicide is not about culture


UK-based Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Meera Baahu was recently quoted in the local media as saying that, ‘Cultural change, promoting greater awareness and acceptance of mental health is necessary in promoting good mental health locally.’ In Guyana, those working and volunteering … Continue reading

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Psychological effects of domestic violence are often overlooked – Psychologist


Kaieteur News, Guyana: Let’s face reality. For millions and millions of women across the globe violence has become an everyday part of their lives. Domestic violence which includes physical and sexual violence, psychological, emotional and economic abuse is becoming more … Continue reading

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Suicide Appropriate Language


Georgetown, Guyana: Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle, was recently quoted in the media as stating that persons ‘successfully commit suicide’ when they feel disconnected and depressed, feel no strong social ties and inadequate social support to face another … Continue reading

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Become familiar with suicide warning signs


The Caribbean Voice commends the media for publishing helpline contact info at the end of articles and programmes and urging anyone who is depressed or suicidal to seek help. However, the fact is that more often than not, anyone who … Continue reading

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