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Suicide Prevention is Wholistic


In response to our invitation to become part of the solution to social pathologies such as alcoholism, suicide, rape, drug use, child abuse, domestic violence and the like, Mr Nowrang Persaud stated, “While I unconditionally applaud all efforts to minimize … Continue reading

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Bribery Has Become The Norm


A young man, whose truck does almost daily trips from the Corentyne to Georgetown, was stopped by a policeman on the approaches to the Berbice River bridge, and cited for having a rider in the cab without a seat belt … Continue reading

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Suicide is not about unhappy people


According to Guyana’s President, David Granger, unhappy people commit suicide. The President has publicly stated this on a number of occasions, seemingly giving the impression that this explains everything: one is unhappy, thus, one commits suicide. Had this really been … Continue reading

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Voices Against Violence – National Anti-Violence Vigil


“Voices Against Violence” is an attempt to get communities across Guyana involved in anti-violence activism, while fostering the concept of communal action for community well being. This candle light vigil, set for World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016, is … Continue reading

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TCV Launches Community Outreach and Students’ Self Esteem Workshops


In its continuing efforts at suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice launched its community outreach and students’ self esteem workshop in Demerara in April. The community outreach is geared towards reaching out to communities from where suicide emanates and within which … Continue reading

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Suicide and the Young


By now the general consensus globally is that suicide prevention is a holistic endeavor and that any missing link in the chain will certainly significantly impede efforts to save lives. Within this context the work done in schools and, among … Continue reading

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Depression – The Silent Killer


For the average onlooker, it often takes a giant leap of perception and intuition to begin to understand the maze of darkness for which suicide seems a welcoming beam of light for someone suffering from depression. The seeming external calm … Continue reading

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