Tag: mental health

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

| 19/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS) More than 4,000 patients were treated for mental health problems in 2013 in the existing outpatient facilities, highlighting the pressing need for government to address the challenges in this area of the nation’s health, according to a new report. But at present government does not have a mental health policy and the much needed […]

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Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

| 13/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A report conducted in Cayman two years ago by the Pan American Health Organization and published Wednesday has revealed that local teenagers are facing violence, sexual abuse and mental health problems. 18% of girls reported being victims of sexual abuse while 22% had faced real physical violence, according to the report, which also found […]

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Mental health unit disobeys court order

Mental health unit disobeys court order

| 07/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A psychiatric doctor refused to admit a mental health patient who was ordered to the unit by the courts last month because she decided the patient was too disruptive and not suffering from mental health issues. Debbie Ebanks, who was serving a suspended sentence and who has long been known to the courts and […]

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CIG crawls towards mental health facility

CIG crawls towards mental health facility

| 27/04/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that there are around 40 people in Cayman suffering from mental health issues who are in need of long-term residential care but the country still has nowhere to house them. However, the process to create a local facility is now underway, officials said. At present, around half of diagnosed patients are […]

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