September 17, 2019

The Editor speaks: I believe…..

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“I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard, I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word” Song written by Ervin Drake / Irvin Graham / Jimmy Shirl / Al Stillman. The above words are taken from the very famous song “I Believe” first sung by Jane Frohman and […]

Speakers announced for Cayman Islands 2nd Annual Youth Mental Symposium

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An impressive line-up of speakers will take to the stage at the 2nd annual Youth Mental Health Symposium taking place in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday February 23rd. The speakers will come together to discuss a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme ‘Addressing […]

Message for World Mental Health Day 2018 from Cayman Islands Minister

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Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Message for World Mental Health Day 2018 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 Every year World Mental Health Day reminds us all that it is as important to focus on healthy minds as much as on healthy bodies. For governments and healthcare professionals it also […]

Cayman Islands: Mental Health Awareness Foundation to launch with film premier and symposium

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February will see the official launch of a new mental health awareness foundation, focused on Cayman’s children and young adults, with two kick off events. The Alex Panton Foundation, a not-for-profit with the primary objective of raising awareness of mental illnesses affecting children and young adults in the Cayman Islands, will officially launch during Children’s […]

The Editor Speaks: Long time comin’ but there is progress

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The government have just announced plans are in the works for a mental health facility to be built in East End. The target date for completion is April 2019. The company that will spearhead the design of the facility is Montgomery Sisam Architects from Canada along with Cayman Islands Designers DDL Studio. The original intention […]

Contract signed for residential mental health facility in Cayman Islands

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With the recommendation from the outline business case report that a long-term residential mental health facility should be constructed for the Cayman Islands, further work has commenced with the signing of the contract to complete the design and construction costs consultancy phase. Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. will lead the project in partnership with local architectural […]

Cayman Islands: World Mental Health Day

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Statement on World Mental Health Day 10 October, 2016: ‘Psychological First Aid’ 10 October was World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme, selected by the World Federation for Mental Health (the “WFMH”), is ‘Psychological First Aid’. Psychological first aid is described as the provision of “a humane, supportive and practical response to people suffering exposure […]

8-year-old designs Cayman islands Mental Health Commission’s new logo

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Eight-year-old Hope Academy student Kaydence Whitney is the winner of the Mental Health Commission’s logo competition. Kaydence was one of ten students who submitted images for the competition. As a young girl recently diagnosed with Asperger’s, she feels impassioned to help others who have experienced similar social difficulties and peer rejection. The World Health Organization […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Islands Daylight Savings Time survey closes soon Do you want Cayman Islands to implement Daylight Savings Time in line with the USA? Or do you want it to stay as it does now – the clock does not move? The Department of Commerce and Investment is making a final appeal to the public to […]

The Editor Speaks: Our attitude to mental health is disgraceful

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A mentally ill woman, half naked, and swinging two machetes, went into a local restaurant demanding food – not money, she wanted FOOD – threatened staff, smashed the countertops and a computer before leaving and finding her way to Burger King on the waterfront, George Town. She was arrested by police there, after threatening the […]