Mental Health Discussions Next Monday

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public will learn how to manage their mental health when the Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health & Educational Group hosts its monthly meeting on Monday, October 29. It will be held at the polyclinic in Station Hill, St. Peter at 6:15 p.m., under the theme: Managing Your Mental Health. Senior Psychiatric Nursing Officer, Rodney Toppin, will deliver …

Discussion On Mental Health And Youth

Joy Springer Ministry News

In an effort to raise awareness about mental health issues affecting the youth, the Psychiatric Hospital will host a panel discussion at the National Union of Public Workers’ Auditorium, Dalkeith, St. Michael, on Wednesday, October 24. The discussion, which has as its theme Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World, begins at 6:00 p.m.  Issues to be examined …

Changes To Mental Health Act Coming

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Health and Wellness Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, announced today that Government is placing emphasis on mental health reform, which will result in changes to the Mental Health Act 1985. Speaking at the opening of a regional workshop on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Disaster Management, Lt. Col. Bostic said that, with the assistance of the Pan American Health …

Barbadians Urged To Better Manage Stress

Nya Phillips Ministry News

An occupational therapist is encouraging Barbadians to educate themselves about the signs of stress and practise healthy ways of coping. Lennox Rochester gave the advice as he delivered yesterday’s lecture, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) on the topic: Managing Stress, at its offices, located at the corner of 1st Avenue Belleville and Pine Road,   St. Michael. …

Boyce Lauds Psychiatric Hospital’s Partners

Julie Carrington Ministry News

One in four adults and one in ten children can experience a mental health problem in any given year, and such high incident rates can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of our families and friends. In light of this documented evidence, Minister of Health, John Boyce, has highlighted the importance of early recognition of mental …

Mental Health Month In October

Joy Springer Ministry News

A highlight of Mental Health Month in October will be a panel discussion, hosted by the Psychiatric Hospital, on the topic Mental Health in the Workplace. The discussion, which is open to the public, takes place at the NUPW Auditorium, Dalkeith, St. Michael, on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. Panellists will be Mental Health Advocate, Margaret Gill; Senior Lecturer …

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 …