Diary Of A Depressed Woman Part 4

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In today’s society, we sometimes only consider persons who are experiencing the flu, communicable or non-communicable diseases to be sick. It is because of the lack of education or first-hand experience with other health issues, that persons are unaware of the prominence of mental health illness in our homes, workplaces and communities. The following story is the fourth in a …

Diary Of A Depressed Woman Part 3

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In today’s society, we sometimes only consider persons who are experiencing the flu, communicable or non-communicable diseases to be sick. It is because of the lack of education or first-hand experience with other health issues, that persons are unaware of the prominence of mental health illness in our homes, workplaces and communities. The following story is the third in a …

Children & Mental Health

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The stigma attached to mental health issues discourages many parents from accessing the help their children need. But help is available. The Child Guidance Clinic at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic is opened Monday to Friday, providing mental health care to children. Psychiatrist at the clinic, Dr. June Price-Humphrey notes: “Mental health has a lot of stigma and it’s even worse …

Diary Of A Depressed Woman Part 2

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In today’s society, we sometimes only consider persons who are experiencing the flu, communicable or non-communicable diseases to be sick. It is because of the lack of education or first-hand experience with other health issues, that persons are unaware of the prominence of mental health illness in our homes, workplaces and communities. The following story is the second in a …

Diary Of A Depressed Woman Part 1

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In today’s society, we sometimes only consider persons who are experiencing the flu, communicable or non-communicable diseases to be sick. It is because of the lack of education or first-hand experience with other health issues, that persons are unaware of the prominence of mental health illness in our homes, workplaces and communities. The following story is the first in a …

Stigma Impacting Mental Health Treatment

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Government has allocated BDS $30.5 million to psychiatric care in the current financial year and has also implemented a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing mental health services. Despite this, stigma and discrimination remain major obstacles to the rehabilitation of those impaired by mental illness and also negatively impact research and the development of services. These assertions were made by …

Let’s Talk About Depression

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Fifty-year-old “Kay” is a mother and grandmother who works full-time in a senior position. “John” is a senior supervisor who is looking forward to retirement in two years. What they have in common is that they are both living with depression, the mental health issue which will be the focus of World Health Day on Friday, April 7. Under the …

Discussion On Depression In Teens

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Persons interested in understanding depression in teens are invited to a discussion at The St Michael School on the topic: Dealing with Depression Among Our Teens – What Parents Need to Know. It will be held tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, at 5:00 p.m. in the hall of the Martindale’s Road, St. Michael institution. This is an opportunity to learn about …