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Minister for social justice, Lenard ‘spider’ Montoute supports a rethink of treating attempted suicide as a crime punishable by a lengthy jail sentence. He expressed the sentiments on the fringes of a social issues forum, hosted by the Gros Islet police sub-division of the royal saint Lucia police force on Thursday.
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Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute believes it is time to revisit the law that criminalises  attempted suicide. “People don’t just stay and arbitrarily decide to take their lives,” he told reporters Thursday. The Gros Islet MP asserted that life is someone’s most prized possession. He expressed the view […]

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate suicide risk factors, urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it. Coronavirus is affecting the mental health of many people. Data […]

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By PAHO The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate suicide risk factors, urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it. Coronavirus is affecting the mental health of many […]

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As part of observing World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep. 10), the Ministry of Health hosted a suicide awareness symposium at the Saint Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre. The symposium provided an opportunity for mental health professionals to share ideas and knowledge to help achieve the goal of preventing suicidal behavior. Principal Nursing Officer Glenda Cepal […]

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Statement by Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre: Today, we recognize World Suicide Prevention Day. This year, our little island, Saint Lucia recorded 7 suicides, the majority being men and sadly the youngest just 24 years old. It is my opinion, that this, 7 tragic deaths, are 7 too many. Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre As […]

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