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As the fight against suicide continues in Guyana, stigma of and taboo with regards to mental illnesses and the shortage of skilled professionals have been recognised as weakness areas going forward.The weakness areas were identified by Caribbean Voice, a New York based non-governmental organisation. The NGO, which focuses largely on suicide and its effect on society, established a suicide strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Guyana is ranked first in suicides per capita worldwide. The 2014 WHO report indicated that Guyana suffers 44.2 suicides per 100,000 persons per year. TCV noted that,Cheap Jerseys From China, in effect,Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys, there are about 333 suicides per year in a population of about 750,000. Furthermore, TCV also estimated that at least 25 percent of suicides go unreported.“This would mean that there are at least 425 suicides per year in Guyana. However, empirical evidence reveals that unreported suicides are higher than 25 percent, thus actual suicides could well be higher than 425 annually,” TVC said. The NGO added that Guyana would have almost 11,000 attempted suicides a year based on estimates.In its analysis on suicide, TVC indicated that the support of NGOs in Guyana was a big strength in the fight against suicide. NGOs such as TVC, Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA),Alexis Sanchez Jersey, Save Abee and Inspire Inc. have been working stridently for a number of years to curb suicide. TCV noted that the willingness of businesses to offer support also went a far way.In relation to the general population, the NGO also noted that the public’s willingness to participate in suicide prevention was a strong point along with increasing advocacy and education through the media.The latter strength is particularly impactful amongst youths who happen to be the most affected by suicide.Data shows that suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24 and the third leading cause of death among persons ages 25 to 44. Additionally, suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15 to 19 age group among females and the second leading cause of death among males in the same age range.Meanwhile, the NGO indicated that increased resources, training,Jerseys NFL Cheap, capacity building, and awareness of the issues and needs were also strengths for suicide prevention.Weaknesses and threatsHowever, while TCV identified a number of strengths, it identified even more weaknesses. At the top of its list of weaknesses was lack of effective and empathetic communication to those suffering from depression.“An inability to deal with problems and unbearable pain – physical or emotionally – generally give rise to awful agony and depression and feelings of helplessness,Brian Gionta Jersey, hopelessness, powerlessness and loneliness,Cheap Jerseys China,” TCV said. It added, “Suicidal mindsets are prone to lack of emphatic communication and love levels of self-acceptance or feelings of inadequacy.”Furthermore, TCV noted that there was no concerted planning and implementation amongst stakeholders when it came to suicide. While it was indicated that efforts were underway in individual organisations to push suicide prevention, the efforts of all of these organisations were not one.Another major weakness identified was the stigma and taboo surrounding mental illnesses. “There is a resistance to change due to fear, ignorance and other factors,” the TCV noted. The NGO added that the lack of an existing mental health programme was a threat to the suicide fight.Meanwhile, TCV noted that the shortage of skilled professionals under the current system of care was a serious obstacle.According to the NGO, there are only five psychologists in the government health care system while there are “woefully inadequate” social workers and counsellors.Nonetheless, TCV is optimistic that positive steps can be made if opportunities are taken up. Opportunities include increasing internet access to free online training for professionals, sensitization workshops for students through reports, artwork or projects and the cross-training of University of Guyana (UG) students in all aspects of human services.Additionally, TCV believed that the setting up of a crisis network with referral sites in each Region, coupled with a collaborative approach between the public and private sector and NGOS and activists would go a long way.TCV also suggested that more stringent policies should be put in place to limit the access to poisonous substances consumed by suicidal persons.In Guyana, almost all suicides are committed by ingesting substances, especially agriculture-based ones and pesticides and cleaning agents.Bibi Ahamad, Managing Director of TCV explained that while the NGO focused on the past, more emphasis will be placed on the future. “We have to look back to gain from it but our focus really is to move forward. We have to look at what we can do from an NGO and civil society point of view; what can we do to help in bringing these issues to a minimal level, more or less,” she said.Ahamad also noted that in discussions with the relevant stakeholders key areas had been raised. These were economics, awareness and the cultural part of family values.“Everyone goes through depression at some time, even if it’s just a fleeting moment. Here in Guyana though we don’t say we’re depressed but stressed but it’s the magnitude of that depression that matters,” she added.TCV on Friday held a one-day national stakeholders’ conference in which organisations were able to share their views on suicide and related issues.
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