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Guyana’s anti-suicide campaign kicking in at schools

The Ministry of Education has embarked on a series of suicide awareness sessions in Georgetown under the theme “Choose Life- Say No to Suicide,” as Guyana continues to reel from a high incidence of persons taking their own lives.   The first such session was held Monday, 15th January, 2016 at the Central High School whose students and teachers listened to ...

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Guyana crafts suicide emergency plan

Non-governmental and religious organisations, government and  United Nations (UN) agencies are now expected to play a major role in helping suicidal persons cope with stress and reduce access to several means by which they could kill themselves, the Ministry of Public Health said Tuesday. The Suicide Emergency Plan, which is in line with Guyana’s 2015-2020 National Suicide Prevention Plan, emerged ...

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Linden man attempts suicide after killing wife, stabbing daughter

 A Linden man is currently under police guard at the Linden Hospital Complex after he killed his wife, stabbed his daughter and later attempted to take his own life. A police release has confirmed that 34-year-old Leolyn Sullivan is dead while her 18-year-old daughter Shameka Campbell is currently being treated for stab wounds at the Hospital. Police say that at ...

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Central High Third Former attempts suicide

A third form student of Central High School attempted suicide this morning after arriving in school. Reports reaching Demerara Waves indicate that the student was feeling some emotional anguish and used a razor blade to slash her wrists. Students recalled hearing the students repeatedly saying that she wanted to end her life and she didn’t want anyone to “fuss over” ...

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Granger pushes broad-based anti-suicide “action plan”

President David Granger is spearheading an anti-suicide “action plan” by government, religious and non-governmental organisations. “I intend to find out why we have so many suicides and once we identify those factors, try to use Governmental action and try to get the efforts of civil society and households to put this scourge to an end. We are above normal and ...

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