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  • Mental Issues Plague Many In Trinidad

    Mental Issues Plague Many In Trinidad

    It is estimated that some five per cent of this country’s school population—which comprises some 250,000 students—face serious mental challenges, some of which may include suicidal tendencies. But even more disturbing than this is the fact that there are not enough facilities to house children with mental issues, with the resultant effect being some of […]

  • Jamaica’s Mental Health Emergency

    Jamaica’s Mental Health Emergency

    Almost 108,000 Jamaicans (approximately four per cent of the total population) were treated for mental illness in public-health facilities across the island last year. Of that number, almost 2,000 were admitted to hospitals for extensive treatment. This is a sharp increase over 2013 and 2014 when an average of 90,000 persons were treated each year. […]

  • 1 In 4 Jamaican Women physically Abused

    1 In 4 Jamaican Women physically Abused

    One in four women in Jamaica has been physically abused by a male partner, and one in five has reported being sexually abused before reaching 18 years old. These are just some of the findings of the Women’s Health Survey 2016, which was launched yesterday at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew. The […]