Tag Archives: suicide prevention

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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Stop the Misinformation Implement Concrete Measures Now


Given the plethora of information and research on suicide made publicly available in Guyana over the last two years, it is quite an enigma that misinformation continues to be peddled from the top of socio-political structure. The latest such tidbit … Continue reading

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Myths & Misinformation on Suicide


In the nine months since The Caribbean Voice launched its suicide prevention campaign, we have been appalled by the biases, prejudices, misinformation and disinformation that character attitudes towards suicide. In fact we have arrived at the distinct understanding that suicide … Continue reading

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Guyanese willing to engage in suicide prevention but hesitant to intervene in domestic violence


  A recent poll, commissioned by The Caribbean Voice, found that almost everyone interviewed knew of someone who had committed or attempted suicide.  Also, almost everyone said they believe suicide can be prevented with timely intervention. Asked if they think … Continue reading

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The Five Ws of TCV By Annan Boodram In an email discussion on suicide and suicide prevention, one of the recipients asked about the credentials and capacity of The Caribbean Voice. Given that we launched our suicide prevention campaign about … Continue reading

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Collaboration and Inclusion Essential to tackle Violence


  By Annan Boodram “A cluster crisis” developing into a ‘cluster syndrome” – this how The Caribbean Voice’s Norkah Carter has termed the accelerating suicide rate in Guyana, as suicide now seems to happen in clusters over any given time … Continue reading

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