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Tender troubles stall mental health facility

Tender troubles stall mental health facility

| 11/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is re-doing the tender process for the long-awaited and much-needed residential mental health facility after it appears the original tendering process failed to secure a deal with any of the previous bidders. Government officials have failed to explained what happened with earlier attempts to find a contractor to build the facility, […]

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Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

| 04/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent Youth Mental Health Symposium, pointed to issues concerning students considering suicide, engaging in self-harm and being bullied. More than 200 people attended the second annual symposium, held 23 February and […]

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Speakers set for youth mental health forum

Speakers set for youth mental health forum

| 11/02/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation, which is organising its second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, has announced the line-up of speakers, who will be discussing a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”. […]

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Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

| 27/12/2018 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has confirmed that on Christmas Day a man managed to breach all of the Owen Roberts International Airport security systems and wander out on to the apron of the airport, where he boarded a plane undergoing maintenance. In a statement CIAA officials confirmed that at around 5:30pm on Tuesday, the […]

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HSA experts warn screens causing depression in kids

HSA experts warn screens causing depression in kids

| 09/11/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): As part of its activities to mark the World Mental Health Day last month, the Health Service Authority’s Psychiatry and Behavioural Health Department held a range of sessions on the connection between the overuse of screens, such as mobile phones and tablets, and the decreasing trend in human social interactions and episodes of depression and anxiety, as […]

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Murder case stalled over suspect’s ability to answer charge

Murder case stalled over suspect’s ability to answer charge

| 21/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The ability of Waylon Timothy Rivers (19), who is accused of killing his father, to answer the murder charge against him was in question on Friday. The case against the teenager has stalled as lawyers seek legal aid to finance the necessary neurological and fitness-to-plead examinations. Rivers, who suffers from mental health problems, is alleged […]

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CAYS sounds alarm over troubled teens care

CAYS sounds alarm over troubled teens care

| 07/08/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The manager of the CAYS Foundation, which runs the Frances Bodden Children’s and Bonaventure Boys’ homes for troubled teenagers under care or court orders, has sounded the alarm over the continued lack of political commitment to the multitude of challenges some kids in Cayman are facing. From the horrific trauma of sexual abuse to […]

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HSA warns of increasing mental health demands

HSA warns of increasing mental health demands

| 03/08/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The government will need to invest much more in mental health provision in the coming years, as officials in the Health Services Authority are already seeing a significant increase in demand for these services. Emergency personnel are also seeking more support for their own mental well-being as their job gets more challenging and dangerous. […]

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CIG needs to consider prison mental health

CIG needs to consider prison mental health

| 10/04/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Before the government embarks on a new prison project it will need to consider the future mental health of inmates. The new prison director, Steven Barrett, said that thought will need to be given on how the prison service is going to deal with prisoners suffering from mental health conditions in the years to […]

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Planning approves mental health facility

Planning approves mental health facility

| 12/03/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The government’s long-term residential mental health hospital earmarked for East End has received the go-ahead from the Central Planning Authority, and the Ministry of Health can now move forward with construction of the facility, which should be complete by the tail end of next year. The ministry welcomed the progress, particularly as it has been stressed there […]

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Mental health facility will not pose danger

Mental health facility will not pose danger

| 23/02/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman government’s chief psychiatrist has said that the people who will be residing at the new mental health facility, when it opens, will not pose a danger to the community because there will be no high-risk patients treated there and no serving convicted criminals. Dr Marc Lockhart told CNS that the therapeutic facility […]

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