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 …

Discussion On Mental Health

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Mental Health Awareness will be the topic for discussion when the Men’s Health Group at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex meets on Tuesday, May 9. Psychiatrist, Dr. Joy Sue, will lead the discussion, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the polyclinic in Glebe Land, St. John. All interested persons are invited to attend. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ …

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 …

A Holistic Health Fair On Sunday

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The Barbados Reiki Association will host a Holistic Health Fair, dubbed Good Health Matters, on Sunday, April 9, on the grounds of Harrison College, Crumpton Street, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a variety of booths highlighting healthy lifestyle options, including Reiki, yoga, aromatherapy, trauma release and meditation. A special focus on the youth will …

Men’s Group To Discuss Mental Health

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The Men’s Health Education Group will host a meeting this Thursday, October 20, at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael. The topic of discussion will be Mental Health. The meeting will be facilitated by retired Psychiatric Nurse, Winston Sealy, in the clinic’s main waiting area at 6:00 p.m. Interested persons are asked to contact Health Sisters Marian Brathwaite …

Senator: Mental Health First Aid In Focus

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Acting Minister of Health, Senator Patrick Todd, has stressed that “there is no health without mental health”, and the Health Ministry is therefore committed to sensitising persons on the psychological and mental health aid that is now available. He made this disclosure last Sunday, as he delivered remarks at a service at the Holy Innocents Anglican Church to usher in …